European Commission launches debate on the future EU justice policies PDF Print E-mail
The European Commisison has issued the follwoing pressrelease on 7 Ocotber 2013:
Completing the European area of Justice: Tell us what
comes next
A look into the crystal ball: What will EU justice policy look like in 2020? This is the theme
of a Europe-wide debate the European Commission has launched today. The starting point
for the discussion is a package of five discussion papers presented by the Commission
covering European civil, criminal and administrative law, as well as the rule of law and
fundamental rights in the EU. These papers launch a debate on possible actions in EU
justice policy in the years to come aimed at strengthening the foundations on which the
European Union is built and completing the European area of justice in the interest of
Europe's citizens and businesses. Among the ideas tabled are further steps to boost
mutual trust in civil justice, reinforced procedural rights concerning the service of
documents, as well as further use of optional European substantive law regimes and a new
mechanism to facilitate the resolution of any future rule of law crisis in Member States.
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The European Commission has launched a Europe-wide debate with the theme: Completing the European area of Justice: Tell us what comes next. A look into the crystal ball: What will EU justice policy look like in 2020?  

The starting point for the discussion is a package of five discussion papers presented by the Commission covering European civil, criminal and administrative law, as well as the rule of law and fundamental rights in the EU. These papers launch a debate on possible actions in EU justice policy in the years to come aimed at strengthening the foundations on which the European Union is built and completing the European area of justice in the interest of Europe's citizens and businesses. Among the ideas tabled are further steps to boost mutual trust in civil justice, reinforced procedural rights concerning the service of documents, as well as further use of optional European substantive law regimes and a newmechanism to facilitate the resolution of any future rule of law crisis in Member States.

Everyone interested can participate in the debate and help shape future justice policies.The Commission has launched a call for input which will be open until the end of 2013 with the possibility to send preliminary input by 11 November. The Commission's papers and the preliminary input will then be discussed at a European forum on the Future of EU Justice Policy on 21 – 22 November in Brussels

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ENCJ advises the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina PDF Print E-mail

Upon the request of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council (HJPC) of Bosina and Herzegovina the ENCJ rendered an advice on proposed legislation that aims to alter the way that prosecutors are appointed. The President of the ENCJ appointed Justice Geoffrey Vos (on behalf of the Judges'Council of England and Wales) and Judge Gianluca Forlani (on behalf of the CSM Italy) to prepare the report. The report was approved by the Steering Committee and presented to the President of the HJPC Milorad Novkovic. 

ENCJ report for HJPC

 
Sir John Thomas to be next Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales PDF Print E-mail

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Our former President, Sir John Thomas ( ENCJ President from 2008-2010) will be appointed Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales on 1 October 2013. As Lord Chief Justice he will chair the Judges' Council of England and Wales which is one of the founding members of the ENCJ.

Official announcement.

 
International award for case management system Norway PDF Print E-mail

The Norwegian Courts Administration won an international award for their case-management system – LOVISA –  for best adaptive case management system. The system excels in process support.  

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ENCJ General Assembly 5-7 June Sofia PDF Print E-mail

The ENCJ General Assembly meets from 5-7 June. The meeting is hosted by the Supreme Judicial Council of Bulgaria. The central theme of the meeting is: "Independence and Accountability of the Justice System". The ENCJ is taking stock of the current developments in the justice systems in Europe as regards the accountability of the members of the judiciary, the independence and accountability of Councils for the Judiciary and the role of Councils for the Judiciary in dealing with the challnges in this field. The European Commission will address the General Assembly on the the same theme. 

The three project teams that have been working over the last year will present their reports. The projects have dealt with the following topics:

  •  Development of Minimum Judicial Standards regarding Evaluation of Professional Performance and Irremovability of Members of the Judiciary;
  • Judicial Reform: Guidelines for Effective Justice Delivery;
  • Distillation of ENCJ Standards, Guidelines and Recommendations.
 


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