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.



The Opinions that the CCJE adopted annually since 2001 and the Magna Carta of Judges adopted in 2010 can be found in the COLLECTION of the Opinions of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) and Magna Carta of Judges



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 Armenian Bulgarian, CatalanCroatian, Czech French, German, GreekItalian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Serbian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish and Romanian.




Conferences and other events

Statement of Judge Anke Eilers (Germany), CCJE President, on the occasion of her second mandate as the CCJE President (January 2023) link

Judge Anke Eilers (Germany), CCJE President, took part in the Conference on the justice system of Ukraine in wartime and national and international legal dimensions held on 7 October 2022 link

Judge Anke Eilers (Germany), CCJE President, took part in the International Round Table on shaping judicial councils to meet contemporary challenges on 21-22 March 2022 in Rome, Italy, organised within the framework of the Italian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers link