Statement by the President of the CCJE on the protection needs of judges and other legal professionals in Afghanistan

23 August 2021 Strasbourg, France

Judge Nina Betetto, President of the CCJE, issued today a Statement regarding upholding the protection needs of Afghan judges and other legal professionals. The President of the CCJE joined the many international and national organisations and associations urging to consider the plight and...

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Working Group meeting on the CCJE Opinion No. 24 (2021)

9 June 2021 Strasbourg

The CCJE Working Group is meeting from 9 to 11 June 2021 to elaborate the text of the CCJE draft Opinion No. 24 (2021) on the evolution of the Councils for the Judiciary and their role in independent and impartial judicial systems. The draft takes stock of the developments having taken place...

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Opinion of the CCJE Bureau as regards membership in the High Council of Justice of Serbia

10 May 2021

Strasbourg, 10 May 2021 The Bureau of the CCJE issued today its Opinion following a request by the Judges’ Association of Serbia to make an assessment as to whether holding office as an elected member of the High Council of Justice is compatible with membership or holding office in a professional...

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International Women’s Day 2021: promoting gender equality in justice to support unity in diversity

08 March 2021

On the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day, judge Nina Betetto, President of the CCJE and Judge of the Slovenian Supreme Court, highlights the role of women judges and how the Consultative Council of European Judges advances gender equality in justice through its work and...

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The President of the CCJE presents the CCJE’s work before the Committee of Ministers

10 February 2021 Strasbourg

Judge Nina Betetto, President of the CCJE, participated on 10th February 2021 at the 1395th meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, to inform the latter of the CCJE’s results and activities to date as well as its planned work in 2021. In her address, she underlined notably...

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The President of the CCJE recalls the institutional and individual criteria to uphold independence of the judiciary and possible ways of development

18 January 2021 Poland

The President of the CCJE, Judge Nina Betetto, has taken part, on 18 January 2021, in the webinar “The judiciary: possible ways of development” organised by the Association of Polish Judges IUSTITIA, as well as by the EAJ, MEDEL and AEAJ. Judge Betetto has made an in-depth presentation and...

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The role of the Councils for the Judiciary for independent and impartial judicial systems

18 January 2021 Online

The Committee of Ministers, having regard to Recommendation Rec(2010)12 on judges: independence, efficiency and responsibilities, has entrusted the CCJE to prepare and adopt in 2021 an Opinion for the attention of the Committee of Ministers on the evolution of the Councils for the Judiciary and...

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The CCJE publishes an opinion about the new provisions relating to the Judicial Council of Slovakia

09 December 2020 Strasbourg

The CCJE Bureau has adopted today an Opinion as regards the reform of the judiciary in Slovakia. This Opinion concerns in particular the draft of the Constitutional Act amending and supplementing the Constitution of Slovakia with some new provisions relating to the Judicial Council of Slovakia,...

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New Opinion by the CCJE on how associations of judges support judicial independence

16 November 2020 Strasbourg

The CCJE has adopted a new Opinion on “The role of associations of judges in supporting judicial independence”. In this Opinion, the CCJE calls upon the member States to provide a framework within which the right of judges to associate can be effectively exercised, and to refrain from any...

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The CCJE Opinion No. 23 on “The role of associations of judges in supporting judicial independence” presented at the Justice Ministers’ Conference on Independence of Justice and the Rule of Law

09 November 2020 Online

During an online Conference of the Ministers of Justice organised within the framework of the Greek Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers on 9 November 2020, Judge Nina Betetto, President of the CCJE, presented the above-mentioned new Opinion No. 23 of the CCJE, adopted last week, on how...

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