On the occassion of the ENCJ General Assembly in the Peace Palace in The Hague (3-5 June) the European Commissioner of Justice, Vera Jourova, addressed the Members, Observers and Guests of the ENCJ.
The 2015 General Assembly of the ENCJ meets in The Hague on 3-5 June. General theme of the Assembly in the Peace Palace will be ‘promoting effective justice systems.’
A report from Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland indicates that there are widespread weaknesses within Europe's judiciaries. According to the report this is now apparent in over a third of the Council of Europe member states. In many cases only poor safeguards against corruption are in place and public trust in the system is weak.
In September 2014 the new members of the Consiglio Superiode della Magistratura started their four-year mandate. Under Italy'sConstitution the CSM is the self-government body of the judiciary; it is competent for recruitment, allocation, transfer, promotion, and disciplinarymeasures in respect of magistrates.