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3rd European Conference of Judges: Which Council for Justice?
Rome (Italy), 26-27 March 2007

Speeches

26 March

9.30: Opening Session
Opening address by Mr Nicola MANCINO, Vice-Chair of the High Council for the Judiciary of Italy

Opening address by Ms Maud DE BOER-BUQUICCHIO, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe (French only)

10.15: Session I
Which position does the Council hold within the state organisation? (French only)
Mr Orlando AFONSO, member of the CCJE for Portugal

Improving the self-governance of the judiciary to meet citizens’ expectations of a fair and effective justice delivered within a reasonable time
Mr Luigi BERLINGUER (Italy), President of the ENCJ

The position of the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CPPE)
Mr Antonio VERCHER NOGUERA (Spain), Deputy Attorney General in Madrid, member of the CCPE for Spain

The position of the association “Magistrats européens pour la démocratie et les libertés” (MEDEL)
Mr Emilio GATTI (Italy), Judge, Court of Genova

14.30: Session II
For or against a mixed setup?
Mr Mauro VOLPI (Italy), member of the High Council for the Judiciary of Italy

A mixed and balanced setup for a Council, a reflection of the social diversity (French only)
Mr Jacques HAMAIDE (Belgium), President of the High Council of Justice of Belgium

Composition and activities of The High Council of Justice of Ukraine (Russian only)
Ms Lidia IZOVITOVA (Ukraine), Acting Head of the High Council of Justice of Ukraine

16.30: Session III
Is the protection and promotion of the image of justice part of the Councils' duties? (French only)
Ms Angela HARASTASANU (Romania), Judge, Member of the High Council of Justice of Romania

Is the protection and promotion of the image of justice part of the Councils' duties?
Mr. Sven Marius URKE (Bosnia and Herzegovina), member of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HJPC)

27 March

9.30 : Session IV
Autonomy and responsibility of the Council: should it be accountable for its actions?
Prof. Carlo GUARNIERI (Italy), University of Bologna

The role of the Council in evaluating and monitoring the quality and efficiency of judicial systems?
Mr Bart VAN LIEROP, Justice at the Court of Appeal of the Hague (The Netherlands)

12.15: Closing session
Declaration of the High Council for the Judiciary of Italy (Italian only)

General summining up of the proceedings and debates (French only) (+ powerpoint)
Dr. Julia LAFFRANQUE, Vice-Chair of the CCJE, Judge at the Supreme Court (Estonia)