Chapter 2: (In)Surpassable Barriers to Lustration: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Uzelac, Alan
January 2007
Lustration & Consolidation of Democracy & the Rule of Law in Cen;2007, Issue 5, p47
Conference Proceeding
Book Chapter
Lustration is in many aspects connected to certain legal procedures. However, there are a number of legal barriers that bar the success of this process. Some of them are procedural (e.g. statute of limitations), and some are organizational - e.g. the legitimacy of those who are supposed to be the implementers of the lustration practices. In relation to judicial practices, the particular situation in Croatia points to very weak chances that a judiciary, that is itself arising from an intransparent process of appointment, be an appropriate tool for a sensible lustration practice. On the other hand, lustration in the judiciary now appears not only as belated, but also as highly improbable.


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