Susan Denham, new Chief Justice of Ireland PDF Print E-mail

Mrs Justice Susan Denham has been appointed as new Chief Justice of Ireland. She made the constitutional declaration on July 25th , 2011 in the presence of President Mary McAleese, the Prime Minister Kenny, the Attorney General and the Minister for Justice. In a statement issued through the Courts Service, Mrs Denham said "the time has now come to develop a Judicial Council in Ireland, to support the Judiciary in their difficult task, whilst providing assurance to the public that all judges maintain our traditional high judicial standards."

As Chief Justice, Susan Denham will chair the Courts Service Board.

 
2nd Newsletter of CSM Romania published PDF Print E-mail
CSM Romania published its second monthly Infoletter just before the Summer. The newsletter focuses on the entering into force of a new Civil Code, the drafting of a regulation for the appointment to executive positions in the Judiciary and intitiatives taken to strengthen inter-institutional relations and the possible launching of a National Project for Justice. 
 
ENCJ adopts Vilnius declaration PDF Print E-mail
The General Assembly of the ENCJ gathered in Vilnius from 8-10 June.  One of the aims of the meeting was to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the judiciary in the current economic climate. The Vilnius Declaration was  adopted that lists a set of recommendations for the judiciaries of Europe on how to respond to the actual challenges and opportunities they are facing. The recommendations call for the development of long term policies that include necessary reforms of the judiciary. Courts should improve their efficiency, alternative dispute resolution should be promoted, and the judiciary should develop stronger relations with civil society to reinforce public confidence and gain support for the necessary reforms. Councils for the Judiciary should take the lead in the reform process involving judges and courts.
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CSM Romania publishes monthly newsletter PDF Print E-mail

The Consiliul Superior al Magistraturii of Romania took the initiative to publish a monthly newsletter in English. The first edition was published in May 2011 and introduces the newly elected members of the CSM.

 
IX ENCJ General Assembly in Vilnius PDF Print E-mail
The next ENCJ General Assembly will take place 8-10 June 2011 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The general theme of the meeting will be : "Challenges and opportunities for the Judiciary in the current economic climate". Invitations for the General Assembly were sent to the Members, Observers and Invited Guests on 7 April. The General Assembly will be hosted by Teiseju Taryba, the Judicial Council of Lithuania, supported by the National Court Administration .  
 


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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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Public consultation on electronic evidence

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Statement by the Executive Board of the ENCJ on Poland - 17 July 2017

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ENCJ President speaks in the European Parliament

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ENCJ adopts Paris Declaration on resilient justice

The ENCJ gathered from 7th to 9th June in the Cour de Cassation in Paris for its General Assembly. The central theme of resilient justice was discussed and the Paris declaration was adopted. In it the ENCJ calls upon the European Institutions...

General Assembly elects new Board members

On the 7th of June 2017 the ENCJ Members gathered in Paris to elect  3 new Board members.  The Državnosudbeno vijeće / State Judicial Council of Croatia, the Portuguese Conselho Superior da Magistratura and the Judges' Council of...

ENCJ President addresses the congress of Polish Lawyers in Katowice

On 20 May 2017 over a 1000 lawyers and judges gathered in Katowice in Poland for a congress to discuss the reform of the judiciary and the state of the rule of law in Poland. The congress was organised by the Association of Polish Judges...

Statement of the ENCJ Executive Board concerning judicial reforms in Poland

The ENCJ has been following the situation in Poland closely and has on several occasions called upon the executive to respect the independence of the judiciary, and to undertake reforms to the justice system only after meaningful consultation...
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