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ENCJ Standards on Councils for the Judiciary

On 29 October 2021 the ENCJ adopted the Compendium on Councils for the Judiciary. The compendium is a summary of the statements, declarations and reports that the ENCJ has adopted on Councils for the Judiciary since its establishment in 2004 with some new standards and recommendations added. New standards touch upon the the composition of Councils, security of tenure, Presidency of the Council, incompetences and the need for codes of conduct for the Councils. Lastly the compendium deals with the cooperation between Councils in the EU. 

In 2010/2011 a project team set out to develop recommendations on Councils for the Judiciary. The report on Councils for the Judiciary that was drafted by the project team contains a set of recommendations dealing with the composition, presidency and powers of Councils for the Judiciary. It also considers the participation of the Minister of Justice in the Council and the relation between the Council and the other State Powers.  

In 2008 the ENCJ adopted the Declaration of Budapest. The Declaration sets out a number of recommendations for the composition and functioning of the Councils for the Judiciary. 

On the Members page fact sheets can be found that set out the composition and competences of the Councils for the Judiciary in the EU.