Composition

Membership structure and nomination process

The Judicial Council of the Slovak Republic shall be composed of 18 members.
The President of the Judicial Council shall be elected and removed by the Judicial Council from among its members. 

Composition:
  • • 9 judges elected and recalled by judges of the Slovak Republic,
  • • 3 members elected and recalled by the National Council of the Slovak Republic (parliament)
  • • 3 members appointed and recalled by the President of the Slovak Republic,
  • • 3 members appointed and recalled by the Government of the Slovak Republic
     
The same person can be elected or appointed to the office of the member of the Council not more than for two subsequent terms.

Office of the President of the Judicial Council of the Slovak Republic is incompatible with an office in another body of public administration, civil service relationship, employment relationship or another analogous employment, business activity, membership in management or control body of a legal person, which carries out a business activity, neither with another economic or gainful activity apart from administration of own assets and apart from scientific, pedagogical, literary and artistic activities. For discharging the Office, the President of the Judicial Council is entitled to a salary and lump sum compensation under the special regulation. 

Other members of the Judicial Council fully keep discharging their original functions (of judges, advocates, professors of law etc.). The office of the Judicial Council member is a honorary and non-salaried office. The members of the Judicial Council do not enjoy any special priviliges nor immunities.