Slovak MPs abolish their immunity from prosecution

In a rare expression of unanimity – albeit one that had previously eluded them for almost 20 years – Slovak parliamentarians voted on July 26 to abolish their own immunity from criminal prosecution. All the 144 deputies present in the 150-member house voted for the amendment to the constitution.

MPs also backed a corresponding change in the Criminal Code. The new rules will come into effect on September 1, the day that Slovakia celebrates 20 years since it adopted its modern-day constitution.
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