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ENCJ London Declaration on Judicial Ethics
the affirmation of shared principles and values on a European level strengthens mutual understanding and thus mutual confidence between judges in the European Judicial Area;
1. Approves the report entitled “Judicial Ethics – Principles, Values and Qualities”, as guidelines for the conduct of European judges
2. Requires the Steering Committee and the Executive Board to ensure that the distribution of the content of the report to the ENCJ Members and Observers and to the members of the European Judiciaries is as wide as possible
3. Proposes that ENCJ Members and Observers should promote actively the content of the report on national and the European levels and report back to the General Assembly on their activities in this field with any comments that may have been received
In the London Declaration the ENCJ declares that the affirmation of shared principles and values on a European level strengthens mutual understanding and thus mutual confidence between judges in the European Judicial Area. To contribute to this aim the ENCJ approved the report entitled “Judicial Ethics – Principles, Values and Qualities”, as guidelines for the conduct of European judges and it is proposed that ENCJ Members and Observers actively promote the content of the report on national and the European levels and report back to the General Assembly on their activities in this field with any comments that may have been received.
 
Working group Judicial Ethics 2009-2010

Judicial Ethics - Principles, Values and Qualities

Society’s expectations of judges have caused the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary to reflect on the question of judicial ethics. It is concerned with striking a balance between the independence of justice [which is not a privilege], the transparency of institutions, the freedom of the press and the public’s right to information. It is also important to preserve judicial independence, free from any pressure or manipulation. This is so that the judge can maintain the impartiality and efficiency that the public expects of him.

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Working group Judicial Ethics 2008-2009

In an institutional system that guarantees judicial independence and which ensures the normal functioning of judicial activities, the affirmation of principles for the professional conduct of judges can only strengthen public confidence. The working group started their work, but concluded in this report that the work should be continued in 2010.

 


 

 

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