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European Law Institute – 2014 Projects Conference and General Assembly
The European Law Institute (ELI), an independent non-profit organisation devoted to improving the quality of European law understood in the broadest sense, is organising its 2014 Projects Conference and General Assembly, to be held next 24-26 September in Zagreb, Croatia. The ELI Projects Conference will take place on 25 September in the Croatian State Archives. The opening keynote will be delivered by Ivo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia. After that, progress reports on the current ELI projects will be presented and panels will focus on specific legal topics such as collective redress and competition damages claims and the future of human rights litigation in Europe. An exploratory session on potential ELI future projects and the increased involvement of practitioners will round off the Conference. Bringing together legal experts from a variety of disciplines and nationalities, the Conference provides an opportunity for the work of the project teams to be presented to ELI Members and external attendees, who are invited to make comments on the work in progress.
The Projects Conference is free of charge for ELI members, who are also invited to participate in the General Assembly on 26 September. A small conference fee of EUR 80 will apply to non-ELI members. Please consult the ELI website for registration details: http://www.europeanlawinstitute.eu/about-eli/eli-bodies/general-assembly/ga-2014/

The ENCJ is an institutional observer to the European Law Institute (ELI), an independent non-profit organisation devoted to improving the quality of European law understood in the broadest sense. ELI  is organising its 2014 Projects Conference and General Assembly, 24-26 September in Zagreb, Croatia. The opening keynote will be delivered by Ivo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia. Progress reports on the current ELI projects will be presented and panels will focus on specific legal topics such as collective redress and competition damages claims and the future of human rights litigation in Europe. Paul Gilligan, the President of the ENCJ will chair one of the the panel sessions. An exploratory session on potential ELI future projects and the increased involvement of practitioners will round off the Conference. The conference will bring together legal experts from a variety of disciplines and nationalities. The Projects Conference is free of charge for ELI members, who are also invited to participate in the General Assembly on 26 September. A small conference fee of EUR 80 will apply to non-ELI members. Please consult the ELI website for registration details. 

 
ENCJ General Assembly adopts new reports PDF Print E-mail

Besides the ENCJ Rome Declaration the General Assembly adopted the reports on:

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The Guide to the ENCJ was also published.

Lastly the General Assembly decided on next years work plan which wil focus on the continuation of the Independence and Accountability project and the development of minumun standards (Standards V) on disciplinairy procedures relating to judges. 

A second regional Timeliness seminar will also be organised. Other activities that the ENCJ will undertake include the further cooperation with the European Judicial Training Network and other relevant judicial networks and work with the European Commission on the 2015 EU Justice Scoreboard.

 
ENCJ adopts Rome Declaration at its 10th anniversary celebration PDF Print E-mail

The ENCJ General Assembly met 11-13 June in Rome to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The formal establishment of the network was done in Rome in May 2004. The 10th annniversary celebrations kicked-off with a reception at the Quirinale Palace hosted by the President of the Republic of Italy, Mr Napolitano, who is also the President of the Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura. All former Presidents of the ENCJ were also present and addressed the General Assembly.

The ENCJ Rome declaration was adopted. The Declaration states that in its first 10 years, the ENCJ has achieved its principal objective of improving cooperation and mutual confidence between the Councils for the Judiciary and the judiciaries of EU member states and candidate member states.  The ENCJ plays a crucial role in the maintenance of judicial independence, which is as much a central protection for the rights of citizens of Europe in 2014 as it was in 2004. Looking to the future, the ENCJ will continue to strive the improvement  of  timely and effective delivery of independent and high quality justice for the benefit of all the citizens of Europe by upholding the importance of independent Councils for the Judiciary, cooperating with the European Commission specifically in relation to the Justice Scoreboard and improving the independence and accountability of the judiciary across Europe.

 
New President and Executive Board elected PDF Print E-mail

On 11 June 2014 the General Assembly of the ENCJ elected the next President and the members of the Executive Board. 

Geoffrey Vos, member of the Judges´ Council of England and Wales was elected President for a term of 18 months, starting on 1 January 2015.

The following members were elected for a term of two years, taking immediate effect:

  • Conseil Supérieur de la Justice, Belgium
  • High Judicial Council, Bulgaria
  • National Judicial Council, Poland

The following members were elected for a term of one year, taking immediate effect, with the possibility to be re-elected:

  • Conseil Supérieur de la Justice, France
  • Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura, Italy
  • Consiliul Superior al Magistraturii, Romania
  • Consejo General del Poder Judicial, Spain
 
10 th anniversary celebrations and ENCJ General Assembly in Rome PDF Print E-mail

The ENCJ will gather 11-13 June in Rome to celebrate its 10th anniversary.  The celebrations will be kicked-off with a reception in the Quirinale Palace hosted by the President of the Italian Republic, Mr Napolitano, who also presides the Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura. Throughout the two days of the General Assembly the reports of the ENCJ projects will be presented, discussed and adopted. Furthermore the ENCJ 2014-2018 work plan will be discussed and a Rome Declaration will be adopted.  

 
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