Today, Constitutional judges postponed the initiative for assessing the constitutionality and legality of the controversial Article 175 of the Law on Electronic Communications for another session.

The reason for this decision, is the extensive material submitted for the initiative, stated judges at today’s session.
Otherwise, Article 175 which was adopted to the Law on Electronic Communications in 2014, instructs telecom operators in the country to “provide all necessary technical conditions to allow communications in their networks to be monitored”.

The initiative to review the constitutionality and legality of this article was filed in 2015, the same year SDSM began releasing conversations which were illegally monitored, otherwise known as “Bombs”.

From the announcement of the Constitutional Court, one can see that the initiative challenges the whole of Article 175, namely all 10 parts of it.