The draft of the CCJE’s future Opinion on the freedom of expression of judges developed by the Working Group

20 May 2022 Strasbourg

The CCJE Working Group met on 11-13 May 2022 to develop the draft CCJE Opinion No. 25 (2022) on the freedom of expression of judges. The Working Group discussed the preliminary opinion, drafted with the support of the CCJE expert, Ms Jannika Jahn. The text includes a set of general principles,...

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New online platform “Judges and prosecutors for Ukraine”

13 April 2022 Strasbourg

Following the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, a self-help platform "Basecamp: judges and prosecutors for Ukraine" has been launched at the initiative of the Presidents of three Council of Europe committees: the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE), the Consultative...

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CCJE Opinion No. 24 (2021) now available in Croatian

1 April 2022 STRASBOURG

Judge Duro Sessa (Croatia), member of the CCJE Bureau and President of the European Association of Judges (EAJ), initiated the publication in Croatian of the CCJE Opinion No. 24 (2021) on the evolution of the Councils for the Judiciary and their role in independent and impartial judicial systems....

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21-22 March 2022: CCJE contributes to the International Round Table

28 March 2022 Rome, Italy

The International Round Table on shaping judicial councils to meet contemporary challenges took place on 21-22 March 2022 in Rome, Italy, within the framework of the Italian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. It was organised by the Venice Commission in...

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Exclusion of the Russian Federation from the Council of Europe and suspension of all relations with Belarus

On 16 March 2022, the Committee of Ministers adopted a decision by which the Russian Federation ceased to be a member of the Council of Europe, after 26 years of membership. The decision was made in the context of the procedure launched under Article 8 of the Statute of the Council of Europe. As...

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16-18 March 2022: CCJE contributes to the Judicial Ethics Course

The Judicial Ethics Course will take place on 16-18 March 2022 in Florence, Italy, within the framework of the Italian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The course will be based on the Council of Europe and European Union legal instruments, as well as the...

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Statement of Judge Anke Eilers, President of the Consultative Council of European Judges, on the situation in Ukraine

10 March 2022

The Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) is committed to the rule of law, both domestic and international. Following consultations with the Bureau, I would like to echo the recent statements issued by Council of Europe leaders and bodies, condemning in the strongest possible terms the...

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Working Group examines the structure of the CCJE’s future Opinion on the freedom of expression of judges

24 FEBRUARY 2022 STRASBOURG

The CCJE Working Group met online on 16-18 February 2022 to discuss the draft structure for the CCJE Opinion No. 25 (2022) on the freedom of expression of judges. In particular, the draft Opinion will focus both on the personal scope of this right for judges, as well as on its material scope,...

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Rule of Law in Europe Conference, Lisbon

10 DECEMBER 2021 STRASBOURG

Judge Anke Eilers (Germany), CCJE President-elect for 2022, took part in the Conference on the Rule of Law in Europe organised by the Association “Magistrats européens pour la démocratie et les libertés” (MEDEL).

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Role of Councils for the Judiciary and anti-corruption aspects

7 DECEMBER 2021 STRASBOURG

Judge Nina Betetto (Slovenia), CCJE President, presented the adopted Opinion No. 24 (2021) of the CCJE during the plenary meeting of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), which was followed by an exchange of views. Opinion 24 (2021) on the evolution of the Councils...

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