The Committee of Ministers has entrusted the CCJE for 2014, having regard to Recommendation Rec(2010)12 on judges: independence, efficiency and responsibilities, with the preparation and adoption, in 2014, of an opinion for the attention of the Committee of Ministers on issues regarding the status of judges and the exercise of their functions. The draft opinion on evaluation of judges’ work, the quality of justice and respect for judicial independence has been submitted for adoption at the 15th plenary meeting of the CCJE, from 22 to 24 October 2014 in Strasbourg.

Working party

The working party in charge of drafting the opinion had 2 meetings in Strasbourg, from 17 to 19 March 2014 and from 23 to 26 June 2014 in Berlin (Germany).

The composition of the Working group was as follows:


  • Mr Orlando AFONSO (Portugal)
  • Mr José Francisco COBO SÀENZ (Spain)
  • Mr Nils ENGSTAD (Norway)
  • Ms Aida-Rodica POPA (Romania)
  • Mr Gerhard REISSNER (Austria)
  • Mr Raffaele SABATO (Italy)
  • Mr Duro SESSA (Croatia)
  • Mr Jean-Claude WIWINIUS (Luxembourg)
  • Mr Osman Nesuh YILDIZ (Turkey)


  • Mr Alain LACABARATS (France)
  • Ms Katarzyna GONERA (Poland)

Useful documents

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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