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Eurobarometer on Justice and report on Judicial Training published

The European Commission recently published two reports in the field of Justice.

The Eurobarometer on Justice in Europe is a survey that seeks to understand citizens’ perceptions of justice within their own countries and the EU as a whole. The survey focuses on the functioning of courts in civil, commercial, administrative and in criminal cases.

"Judging Europe's Judges"

A book has recently been published called 'Judging Europe's Judges'  The book aims to study the impact of recent developments such as EU enlargement and the Lisbon Treaty on the ECJ and to examine the legitimacy of the Court's output in this novel context. The book also provides a systemic appraisal of its overall performance. Full details about the book can be found here.  

ENCJ advises the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Upon the request of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council (HJPC) of Bosina and Herzegovina the ENCJ rendered an advice on proposed legislation that aims to alter the way that prosecutors are appointed. The President of the ENCJ appointed Justice Geoffrey Vos (on behalf of the Judges'Council of England and Wales) and Judge Gianluca Forlani (on behalf of the CSM Italy) to prepare the report. The report was approved by the Steering Committee and presented to the President of the HJPC Milorad Novkovic. 

ENCJ General Assembly 5-7 June Sofia

The ENCJ General Assembly meets from 5-7 June. The meeting is hosted by the Supreme Judicial Council of Bulgaria. The central theme of the meeting is: "Independence and Accountability of the Justice System". The ENCJ is taking stock of the current developments in the justice systems in Europe as regards the accountability of the members of the judiciary, the independence and accountability of Councils for the Judiciary and the role of Councils for the Judiciary in dealing with the challnges in this field. The European Commission will address the General Assembly on the the same theme.