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The justice, evaluation and independence (Opinion No. 17)

 

The Committee of Ministers has entrusted the CCJE for 2014, having regard to Recommendation Rec(2010)12 on judges: independence, efficiency and responsibilities, with the preparation and adoption, in 2014, of an opinion for the attention of the Committee of Ministers on issues regarding the status of judges and the exercise of their functions. The draft opinion on the justice, evaluation and independence will be submitted for adoption at the 15th plenary meeting of the CCJE, from 22 to 24 October 2014 in Strasbourg.

Working party

The working party in charge of drafting the opinion will held 2 meetings in Strasbourg, from 17 to 19 March 2014 in Strasbourg and from 23 to 26 June 2014 in Berlin (Germany).

 

Working group meeting report (17 to 19 March 2014 in Strasbourg)

 

The composition of the Working group is as follows:

Members

Mr Orlando AFONSO (Portugal)
Mr Jos Francisco COBO SENZ (Spain)
Mr Nils ENGSTAD (Norway)
Ms Aida-Rodica POPA (Romania)
Mr Gerhard REISSNER (Austria)
Mr Raffaele SABATO (Italy)
Mr Duro SESSA (Croatia)
Mr Jean-Claude WIWINIUS (Luxembourg)
Mr Osman Nesuh YILDIZ (Turkey)

 

Substitutes:

Mr Alain LACABARATS (France)
Ms Katarzyna GONERA (Poland)

 

Useful documents


Questionnaire for the preparation of the CCJE Opinion No. 17 (2014) on justice, evaluation and independence

Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)12 on judges: independence, efficiency and responsibilities

Replies by country


Compilation of replies by country
     
Albania Finland  Poland 
Austria and Appendix  France and Appendix Republic of Moldova 
Bosnia-Herzegovina  Georgia  Romania  
Belgium  Germany and Appendix United Kingdom
Bulgaria and Appendix Greece  Slovakia
Croatia Hungary  Slovenia
Cyprus  Iceland  Spain and Comments [in French]
Czech Republic Italy and Appendices 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Switzerland
Denmark  Luxemburg Sweden 
Estonia Monaco and Appendix Turkey 
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Netherlands Ukraine
     
   
     
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
     
     
     

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