„What the system of justice needs the most are brave judges. Judge is the one who interprets the law and whose word is final. Judges are often under pressure of public and media. The prevailing opinion is that the justice happens when someone is convicted. On the other hand, the dropped charges are perceived negatively. Harsh punishments are popular and positively perceived. Therefore, it is impossible to put equal sign between punishment and justice.
This is true even more when there is increasing emphasis to decide about guilt by courts and publicly. Consequently, also innocent people end up being judged by the courts. The public is nowadays confronted with fragmented and shallow information provided by media and one sentence or one article concentrates information generated by long and complex proving process. In my opinion, the judge who is not afraid to issue unpopular verdict and who is ready to face media criticism is the most important factor in the system of justice.“