2nd European Conference of Judges: Justice and the media
25- 26 April 2005, Cracow (Poland)
  conference venue

Uniwersytet Jagiellonski
Aula Collegium Novum
rue Golebia 24
Cracovie (Pologne)

  press conference
Press conference on Tuesday 26 April at 5 pm.
  reference website
Direction of Legal Affairs of the Council of Europe

The 2nd European Conference of Judges will be held from 25-26 April 2005 in Cracow (Poland) during the Polish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

The Conference is intended to help strengthen the principles of rule of law and enhance protection of human rights by identifying approaches which States can apply in order to strike a balance in the relationship between justice and the media. (more...)

Tuesday 26 April at 4 pm: General rapporteur Sir Jonathan Mance, will present an outline of work and conclusions
Agenda (Pdf)
Informations pratiques Registration form
  topic file
media freedom
Kryztof Strzelczyk: ''Forging a relationship of trust between courts and media''
Alain Lacabarats: ''More publicity for court proceedings, but respect for private life''

Themes of the Conference

Publicity of justice
- The judge and the media – the journalist in court: the image of justice in society
- Publicity of hearings and media access
- Proceedings in private and limits to media access to information

Freedom of the media and protection of individuals
- Respect for human dignity and private and family life
- Freedom of thought and expression
- Preventive measures and media liability for damages in case of infringement of private rights