The CCJE has an advisory function on general questions relating to independence, impartiality and competence of judges. This leads it to prepare opinions for the attention of the Committee of Ministers. The CCJE may also receive requests for opinions from other Council of Europe bodies. Although the opinions given by the CCJE take account of existing national situations, they mainly contain innovative proposals for improving the status of judges and the service provided to members of the public seeking justice.

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the CCJE adopted, during its 11th plenary meeting (November 2010), a Magna Carta of Judges (Fundamental Principles) summarising and codifying the main conclusions of the Opinions that it already adopted. The Magna Carta is available in Bulgarian, Croatian, French, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Serbian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish and Romanian.
You can download and print the compilation of opinion of the CCJE by clicking here.


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