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Last Year Ended with Nearly 1.5 Million Unresolved Court Cases

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Archive / News | 30.06.22 | access_time 12:26

Snezana Bjelogrlic (Photo: PrintScreen YouTube)

The Serbian judiciary ended 2021 with 1,498,237 unresolved cases in its system, of which 137,637 were over three years old, said Snezana Bjelogrlic, the president of the Judges’ Association of Serbia.

 In a statement for the Politika daily, while explaining that, in 2021, judges managed to reduce the time needed to process cases from 274 to 226 days, Bjelogrlic warned that the judiciary would “very soon” be left without its “oldest and most experienced judges.”

 “This state of affairs is the result of the sanctions and accompanying hyperinflation of the 1990s, when around 800 judges left the judiciary, then the fact that from 2005 to 2009 no new judges were elected, and, finally, the unsuccessful reforms of 2009, when 837 judges were removed from [their positions in] regular courts and, instead, some 600 misdemeanor judges were introduced into the system and about 300 judges were elected,” Bjelogrlic said.

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