Supreme Court postpones decision on unlawfully recorded conversations


The Supreme Court justices postponed their decision on the issue whether unlawfully wiretapped phone conversations can be used as evidence before the courts. Chief Justice Jovo Vangelovski told that press last week that, according to him, illegally obtained evidence is inadmissible in court.

“The work of the Special Prosecutor’s Office is to analyse the conversations that were given to them and use them as indicators to provide concrete evidence when it is pressing charges”, Vangelovski said. The Special Prosecutor’s Office insists that the tapes that were given to it by the SDSM party can be used as evidence.

Mirjana Lazarova Trajkovska, former judge in the European Court for Human Rights, attended the hearing on Monday to discuss European practice in such cases.