ENCJ´s statement on developments in Turkey PDF Print E-mail
The ENCJ condemns the attempted coup in Turkey and regrets the loss of lives and many casualties. Those behind the coup should be held responsible through a fair and impartial trial in accordance with international standards.
The ENCJ is gravely concerned by the reports that over 2700 judges and prosecutors were suspended and/or dismissed by the High Council for Judges and Prosecutors only hours after the terrible events happened. A number of judges that were member of the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors appear to be among those suspended from office. Further reports seem to indicate that a vast number of judges and prosecutors were subsequently detained.
Current events give reason to believe that a further purge of the judiciary is taking place under the pretext of the failed coup attempt.  The ENCJ reiterates its call to the Turkish Authorities to respect fully the main principles that guarantee the independence of judges and the principles of due process for all those affected.

The ENCJ will follow the developments in Turkey and stay in close contact with the relevant European and international authorities.

The ENCJ condemns the attempted coup in Turkey and regrets the loss of lives and many casualties. Those behind the coup should be held responsible through a fair and impartial trial in accordance with international standards.

The ENCJ condemns the attempted coup in Turkey and regrets the loss of lives and many casualties. Those behind the coup should be held responsible through a fair and impartial trial in accordance with international standards.

The ENCJ is gravely concerned by the reports that over 2700 judges and prosecutors were suspended and/or dismissed by the High Council for Judges and Prosecutors only hours after the terrible events happened. A number of judges that were member of the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors appear to be among those suspended from office. Further reports seem to indicate that a vast number of judges and prosecutors were subsequently detained.

Current events give reason to believe that a further purge of the judiciary is taking place under the pretext of the failed coup attempt.  The ENCJ reiterates its call to the Turkish Authorities to respect fully the main principles that guarantee the independence of judges and the principles of due process for all those affected.

The ENCJ will follow the developments in Turkey and stay in close contact with the relevant European and international authorities.

 
2015/2016 ENCJ reports presented and adopted PDF Print E-mail

At the ENCJ General Assembly in Warsaw on 1st to 3rd June 2016 the ENCJ adopted the following reports:

 
ENCJ adopts Warsaw declaration PDF Print E-mail

At its General Assemby which took place from 1st to 3rd June in Warsaw the ENCJ adopted the Warsaw declaration on the Future of Justice in Europe. 

In the declaration the ENCJ amongst others recognises that the administration of Europe’s justice systems in the 21st century will change radically as a result of the use of information and communication technology. It looks forward to the use of online dispute resolution and other technologies to deliver justice more effectively and quickly and at lower cost to all European citizens.  It will still be essential for the ENCJ and its members and observers to maintain and strengthen the independence and accountability of judiciary for the benefit of European citizens in order to ensure that they have effective access to justice.

In relation to the developing situation in Poland, the ENCJ emphasises the importance of the executive respecting the independence of the judiciary, and only undertaking reforms to the justice system after meaningful consultation with the Council for the Judiciary and the judges themselves.

Speech by Lord Justice Vos at the Presidential Palace.  

 
ENCJ elects new President and Board members PDF Print E-mail

On the 1st of June 2016 the ENCJ Members gathered in Warsaw to elect a new President and 4 new Board members. Ms. Nuria Diaz Abad, member of the Spanish Consejo General del Poder Judicial, was elected to succeed Sir Geoffrey Vos as President of the ENCJ. Her mandate will start on 3 June and last two years. 

The Raad voor de rechtspraak of the Netherlands, the Romanian Consiliul Superior al Magistraturii, Sodni Svet of Slovenia and the Scottish Judical Council were elected into the Board for two years. 

The Belgian, Polish, Bulgarian and Spanish Councils for the Judiciary ended their mandate as Board member. 

 

 
ENCJ welcomes new Members PDF Print E-mail
The ENCJ General Assembly which meets in Warsaw from 1-3 June in Warsaw welcomed two new Members on Wednesday 1st June. The Greek Supreme Judicial Council of the Civil and Penal Justice and the Greek Supreme Judicial Council of the Administrative Justice. This brings the number of ENCJ Members to 24 covering 20 EU Member States. 
 
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