The Committee of Ministers has entrusted the CCJE for 2021, having regard to Recommendation Rec(2010)12 on judges: independence, efficiency and responsibilities, with the preparation and adoption of an opinion for the attention of the Committee of Ministers on the evolution of the Councils for the Judiciary and their role for independent and impartial judicial system. The draft opinion will be submitted for adoption at the 22nd plenary meeting of the CCJE, from 10 to 12 November 2021 in Strasbourg.

 Working group

The working group in charge of drafting the opinion will hold its 40th and 41st meetings of the Working Group on 24-26 March 2021 and 9-11 June 2021, respectively. The composition of the Working group is as follows:

Titular members

  • Canòlic MINGORANCE CAIRAT (Andorra),
  • Yvonne SUMMER (Austria),
  • Jasmina ĆOSİĆ DEDOVİĆ (Bosnia and Herzegovina),
  • Leonie REYNOLDS (Ireland),
  • Maiia ROUSSEVA (Bulgaria),
  • Nino BAKAKURI (Georgia),
  • Marc DE WERD (the Netherlands),
  • Viktor GORODOVENKO (Ukraine).

Substitute members

  • Luboš DÖRFL (Czech Republic), 
  • Kimmo VANNE (Finland), 
  • Wiggo Storhaug LARSSEN (Norway),
  • Aida POPA (Romania).

Gender Equality Rapporteur

  • Mirjana POPOVIĆ (Montenegro) 


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