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Level of Independence
– Appointment: President is appointed by the President of the Belgrade High Court from among the judges assigned to the Special department of the High Court.
– Removal: A judge shall be suspended from office if remanded in custody. A judge may be suspended from office when proceedings for his/her dismissal or criminal proceedings for a dismissible offence have been instituted. The president of the court decides on the mandatory suspension of a judge, while the mandatory suspension of a president of the court is decided by the president of the immediately superior court. Non-mandatory suspension is decided by the President of the Supreme Court of Cassation.
– Immunity: Yes
– Financial Autonomy: budget adopted in standard procedure.