Czech Senate votes to limit immunity of lawmakers, judges.

By bne IntelliNews March 21, 2013
The upper house of the Czech parliament, the Senate, voted on March 20 a constitutional amendment to limit the immunity of lawmakers and constitutional judges, Radio Prague reported. Out of the 71 present senators, 58 approved the bill that envisages immunity of members of parliament, senators and constitutional judges to expire once they leave office. Up until now, lawmakers and constitutional judges have enjoyed lifelong immunity and they could have been prosecuted only after the parliament voted to strip them of their immunity. The bill was approved by the lower house of the parliament in February and since it is a constitutional amendment it cannot be vetoed by the president.

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