A Socialist lawmaker has called on President Janos Ader to propose a law to restore judges forced into retirement to their positions after the Constitutional Court threw out regulations which stipulated mandatory retirement for judges turning 62 this year.
The president should do everything possible to restore the state of affairs in line with the constitution, Gergely Barandy told a news conference on Thursday.
On July 16, the top court axed the law which set the retirement age of judges to the general retirement age of 62.
The court said that both the form and content of the law violated the constitutional requirement that judges be independent.
The annulled legislation lowered the retirement age of judges, prosecutors and notaries from 70 to the general retirement age of 62 years, which, in effect, forced the departure of a large number of judges.
The court found fault with the law on formal grounds, reasoning that the age limit had not been defined in a cardinal law, while in terms of its content, it objected to the provision which allowed the removal of those judges within a short period of time.