FRA publishes report on Access to Justice in the EU PDF Print E-mail
On 23 March 2011 the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU published a report on Access to Justice in the European Union. The report provides an EU-wide comparative analysis of the effectiveness of access to justice, across the EU Member States. The national thematic studies the report is based on give an overview of the national court systems, restrictions regarding access to justice, the length of judicial proceedings and rules relating to the payment of legal costs. 
 
New composition Executive Board PDF Print E-mail
The Executive Board has a new member. After the mandate of Gracieuse Lacoste at the French CSM ended, a vacancy arose. During the last Steering Commitee meeting on 11 February in Budapest, Horatius Dumbrava, President of the CSM Romania was appointed as member of the Executive Board. 
 
New composition for CSM France PDF Print E-mail

The French Conseil Supérieur de la Magistrature has a new composition. After a constitutional reform the Council now consists of a section with jurisdiction over judges and a section with jurisdiction over public prosecutors. The section with jurisdiction over judges is presided by the President of the Court of cassation.The section with jurisdiction over public prosecutors is presided over by the Chief Public Prosecutor at the Cour de Cassation. The President of the Republic, the President of the National Assembly and the President of the Senate each appoint two qualified, prominent citizens.

 
New President takes office PDF Print E-mail

As of the 1st of January 2011 Miguel Carmona Ruano has started his mandate as President of the ENCJ. He was elected by the General Assembly at the meeting in London. Miguel Carmona Ruano is a judicial member of the Consejo General del Poder Judicial of Spain and chair of its Committee on International Relations. He is the former President of the Provincial Court of Seville. 

 
CoE Recommendation (2010) 12 on judges and CCJE Magna Carta of Judges PDF Print E-mail

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted recommendation CM/Rec (2010) 12 on judges: independence, efficiency and responsibilities. The recommmendation and its explanatory memorandum are addressed to the Member States op the Council of Europe. The recommendations are divided in several topics; independence - both internally and externally, councils for the judiciary, the relation between independence, efficiency and resources, the status of the judge, the duties and reponsibilities of judges and judicial ethics.

The Consultative Council of European Judges of the Council of Europe adopted the Magna Carta of Judges (fundamental principles) it highlights all the fundamental principles relating to judges and judicial systems. It reiterates inter alia the fundamental criteria of the rule of law, the independence of the judiciary, access to justice, and the principles of ethics and responsibility in a national and international context.

 


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05/04/2016 > CCJE and the CCPE publish report on the challenges for judicial impartiality and independence in Council of Europe member States
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Report from the CCJE and the CCPE on the main challenges for judicial impartiality and independence in Council of Europe member States The Bureaus of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE [ ... ]


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