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One of the objectives of the ENCJ is to exchange experience in relation to how the judiciary is organised and how it functions. Within the ENCJ a great number of questionannaires is circulated by the Members in order to gain insight in the mechanisms and structures in place in other judiciaries. In this section we will publish the comparative studies done by ENCJ Members on specific aspects of the Judicial Organisation.

CCJE and the CCPE publish report on the challenges for judicial impartiality and independence in Council of Europe member States
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) and the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) have jointly submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe a report on the “Challenges for judicial independence and impartiality in the member states of the Council of Europe”. This report follows the Secretary General’s 2015 report: ”State of Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe – a shared responsibility for democratic security in Europe“, where the CCJE and CCPE were requested to “urgently draft a comprehensive review of the main challenges for judicial impartiality and independence in member states”. This report is published together with a document compiling the comments on this report, forwarded to the Secretariat by the member states of the Council of Europe.

On the request of the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, the Bureaus of the CCJE and CCPE have jointly prepared and submitted e a report on the “Challenges for judicial independence and impartiality in the member states of the Council of Europe”. The report follows the Secretary General’s 2015 report: ”State of Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe – a shared responsibility for democratic security in Europe“, in which the CCJE and CCPE were requested to “urgently draft a comprehensive review of the main challenges for judicial impartiality and independence in member states”. The report is published together with a document compiling the comments on this report, forwarded to the Secretariat by the member states of the Council of Europe.

The ENCJ has been involved in the preparation of the report and ENCJ´s reports, in particular the report on Independence and Accountability of the Judiciary have been used by the CCJE and CCPE for their report.  

 
Status of Judges
In 2009/2010 an ENCJ working group studied the topic of Status of Judges. The report (EN/FR) touches upon issues relating to recruitment, evaluation, liability and immunity of judges.
 
Councils for the Judiciary in Europe

Opinion no. 10 of the Consultative Council of European Judges of the Council of Europe (CCJE) aims to identify the core elements in relation to the general mission, composition and functions of the Council for the Judiciary with a view to strengthening democracy and to protecting the independence of the judiciary. The questionnaire that was used for gathering information containts useful information on the composition and competences of Councils for the Judiciary in Europe. (preliminary work CCJE opinion no. 10).

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)12 on judges; independence, efficicency and responsibilities. Chapter IV deals with Councils for the Judiciary.

Other relevant materials and studies are:

 

 
Judicial Quality Management

Judicial Quality Management has been the object of several ENCJ working groups. See also the section on Quality Management.

The ENCJ Register on Quality Management 2007-2008 lists the various quality management activities of the Councils for the Judiciary.

The ENCJ Register on Quality Management 2008-2009 lists quality management activities in their relation to Transparency and Acces to Justice.

The ENCJ Register on Quality Management 2009-2010 contains an extensive overview of hindrances to Access to Justice and initiatives that aim to overcome them.  

 


05/04/2016 > CCJE and the CCPE publish report on the challenges for judicial impartiality and independence in Council of Europe member States

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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