Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE)

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For a proper use of CCJE Opinions...
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For a proper use of CCJE Opinions...

Overview of the CCJE Opinions (September 2015)

The main objective of the CCJE Opinions is to provide a framework, developed by judges themselves, of the expected characteristics of a judicial system in order to meet the requirements of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the Convention), both in terms of the status of judges and the functioning of courts. Mr Alain Lacabarats, President of the Chamber of the Cassation Court of France, current member of the CCJE in respect of France and former President of the CCJE, has prepared an overview of the CCJE Opinions.

Magna Carta of European Judges (Fundamental principles) (17 November 2010) - Letter from the Italian High Council for the Judiciary welcoming the adoption of the Magna Carta

On 5 March 2010, at their general assembly, the Estonian prosecutors adopted a declaration inspired by the Bordeaux Declaration (Opinion No. 12 of the CCJE and Opinion No. 4 of the CCPE on the relations between Judges and Prosecutors).

Action Plan of the Third Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe (Warsaw, 16-17 May 2005)

Report to the Committee of Ministers on measures to make proper use of CCJE opinions in member states

Implementation of the report to the Committee of Ministers on measures to make proper use of CCJE opinions in member states