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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. 

European Commission publishes report on European Judicial Training

In its Communication “Building trust in EU-wide justice. A new dimension to European judicial training", the European Commission set the goal of ensuring that half of all legal practitioners in the EU (around 700,000) are trained in EU law or the national law of another Member State by 2020. In 2012 the European Commission carried out the first reporting on European judicial training.

New EU and ECHR law blog

European Courts is an EU and ECHR law blog. Its general objective is a better understanding of EU and human rights law. This blog also aims at bridging the gap between the law in the books and the law in action. It is a platform of exchange of knowledge and experiences in the field of European law between judges, prosecutors, lawyers and legal academics.

To go to the blog follow this link

European Patent Office offers internship for national judges

The European Patent Office offers a limited number of internship places for national judges of the EPC contracting states at the EPO Boards of Appeal. The programme is organised by the European Patent Academy, whose objectives include the promotion of equal access to training opportunities related to international and European patent law and practice in all current and future EPC contracting states, and the Boards of Appeal.