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Report on the review of the implementation of the Council of Europe Plan of Action on Strengthening Judicial Independence and Impartiality

Strasbourg, France 25 November 2022
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Report on the review of the implementation of the Council of Europe Plan of Action on Strengthening Judicial Independence and Impartiality
The European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) issued its report on the review it carried out with respect to the implementation of the Council of Europe Plan of Action on Strengthening Judicial Independence and Impartiality (“Sofia Action Plan”) by Council of Europe member states.

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, which tasked the CDCJ with this review, took note of the report at its 1449th meeting on 23 November 2022.

The report takes stock of measures undertaken by member states to implement the Sofia Action Plan and the contribution of the Council of Europe to support the related legal reforms and measures for ensuring the judicial independence and impartiality. It also includes information on identified trends in legal developments and practice since 2016, as well as factors affective the effective implementation of European standards.

The European Committee on Legal Co-operation will continue to follow-up on the actions set out in the Sofia Action Plan, in line with the decisions taken at its 99th plenary meeting (23-25 November 2022).

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