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The relationship between judges and lawyers and the concrete means to improve the efficiency and quality of judicial proceedings (Opinion No. 16)

 

At its 1127th meeting of 24 November 2011, the Committee of Ministers adopted the terms of reference of the CCJE for 2012 and 2013. These terms of reference contain also the adoption, in 2013, of an opinion (No. 16) on the relationship between judges and lawyers and the concrete means to improve the efficiency and quality of judicial proceedings. The draft opinion will be submitted for adoption at the 14th plenary meeting of the CCJE, in November 2013.

Working party

The working party in charge of drafting the opinion will held 2 smeetings in Strasbourg, from 24 to 26 April and in Roma (Italy) from 5 to 7 June 2013.

 

Questionnaire for the preparation of opinion No. 16 of the CCJE on the relationship between judges and lawyers and the concrete means to improve the efficiency and quality of judicial proceedings.


The composition of the Working group is as follows:

Members

M. Gerhard Reissner (Austria)
M. Bart Van Lierop (The Netherlands)
M. Orlando Afonso (Portugal)
Lord Justice Richard Aikens (United Kingdom)
Mme Aneta Arnaudovska (the "Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
Mme Nina Betetto (Slovenia)
M. Bernard Corboz (Switzerland)
M. Nils Engstad (Norway)
M. Johannes Riedel (Germany)
M. Cobo Saenz (Spain)
M. Duro Sessa (Croatia)
M. Virgilijus Valancius (Lithuania)
M. Jean Claude Wiwinius (Luxembourg)

Substitute: M. Raffaele Sabato (Italy)

 

Useful documents


Analysis of the replies of the member states to the questionnaire

Compilation of replies to the questionnaire

Report of the 25th meeting of the working group - Rome (Italy), 12-14 June 2013
Report of the 24th meeting of the working group - Strasbourg, 24-26 April 2013

Replies by country

  Iceland Sweden
Albania Italy Switzerland
Belgium Liechtenstein Turkey
Bosnia and Herzegovina Luxembourg Ukraine
Bulgaria Lithuania United Kingdom
Croatia Monaco  
Czech Republic Montenegro  
Denmark Norway
Finland The "Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"  
France The Netherlands  
Germany Republic of Moldova  
Georgia Romania  
Hungary Slovenia  
Greece Slovakia  

Subjects

The justice, evaluation and independence


The relationship between judges and lawyers


The specialisation of judges


Justice and information technologies

Magna Charta of European Judges


Principles of public prosecution as regards juvenile justice


Relations between judges and prosecutors


Quality of judicial decisions


The councils for the judiciary


International context and terrorism


Justice and society


Fair trial


Training for judges


Ethics of judges


Independence of judges and funding of courts