Application of the CCJE standards in Cyprus

17 October 2022 Strasbourg

On 6 - 7 October 2022, a high-level delegation representing the judiciary of Cyprus visited the Council of Europe. The delegation met with judges of the European Court of Human Rights Court and representatives of the Registry to gain an insight into the Court’s jurisprudence, case management and...

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Upholding the independence of the judiciary in times of war

13 October 2022 Strasbourg

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, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the State Court Administration of Ukraine and the National School of Judges of Ukraine, held...

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CCJE Bureau issues a Statement regarding the competition for the selection of a member of the CCJE

11 August 2022 Strasbourg

The CCJE Bureau adopted, on 10 August 2022, a Statement regarding the competition for the selection of a member of the CCJE in respect of Georgia. Taking note of the concerns raised by the “Coalition Statement on the Competition Announced by the Ministry of Justice” published by Transparency...

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CCJE standards being applied in Armenia

10 June 2022 Strasbourg

On 31 May – 1 June 2022, a high-level delegation of the Cassation Court of Armenia headed by its President, Judge Lilit Tadevosyan, visited the Council of Europe. The delegation met with representatives of various institutions and sectors of the Organisation, including Mr Artashes Melikyan,...

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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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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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