The Association of Judges of Montenegro called on the judge of the High Court in Podgorica, Suzana Mugoša, to adhere to the Code of Ethics for Judges.
In the statement signed by the President of the Association of Judges, Miodrag Pešić, it is written that the judge is obliged to refrain from giving opinions on the case he is in charge of, on other cases and ongoing court proceedings, as well as court decisions, outside of hearings and trials.
Mugoša announced today that she is convinced that the decision of the Appellate Court is a purchase, reacting to the allegations of the President of the Assembly and the New Serbian Democracy Andrija Mandić and the leader of the Democratic People's Party Milan Knežević who said today that the public should know if there is more operational data and correspondence between the former president of the Supreme Court, Vesna Medenica, and Mugoša, who passed a guilty verdict in the "coup d'état" case.
"On the occasion of today's statements regarding the decision of the Appellate Court of Montenegro in the case known as 'coup d'état', the Association of Judges once again calls on all actors to make an active contribution to confirming that the rule of law is one of the key features of democracy with their attitude towards the judicial branch of government. in this direction, when it comes to the judiciary, it is necessary to point out the basic principles of the Code of Ethics for Judges, which stipulate that a judge is obliged to refrain from giving an opinion on the case with which he is in charge, on other cases and court proceedings that are in progress, as well as the decisions of the courts," the announcement reads.
The Association of Judges reminded that dignity, honesty and incorruptibility are the fundamental principles on which a judge's integrity rests.
"And that a judge is obliged to maintain and develop good collegial relations and professional cooperation with colleagues, so there is also an obligation for judges to refrain from making public statements or comments about cases that are being worked on, which could create an impression of bias in the public." , it is written in the announcement.