Standards for the evaluation and irremovability of judges
In 2012/2013 the ENCJ has been further developing the topic of Minimum Standards. In the report on Minimum standards regarding evaluation of professional performance and irremovability of members of the judiciary the ENCJ has identified relevant minimum standards in the field of assessment of professional performance and irremovability of judges and prosecutors. In order to make it possible to self-evaluate those standards at a later stage a set of indicators will be drawn up. The ultimate goal is to thus strengthen mutual confidence among judges and prosecutors from different jurisdictions within the EU and contribute to the evolvement of a European common judicial culture. Preparatory work: collection of replies to questionnaire
In December 2019 a workshop was organised in Rome on the Evaluation of Judges based on the 2012/2013 report. The objective of the seminar was to promote the further the implementation of ENCJ guidelines and standards in the fields of independence, efficiency and quality of Justice. The idea of the workshop, was not to compare the various systems, but to analyse to which extent each of the systems are in compliance with the standards set out, if they do not how this could be remedied, if they so how could the system be improved.
The recommendations and conclusions of the 2019 workshop can be found here.