Judicial Ethics – Foundations, Prospects, Global Comparison of Standards of Judicial Conduct

Start Date: Monday, August 20, 2012
End Date: Saturday, August 25, 2012
Category: European (General) and International Law
Venue: Trier
Country: Germany
Leading organisation: Deutsche Richterakademie
Cooperative Partner:
Language(s): German
Training level:
Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 10
Contact: Wiebke Dettmers
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone: +49 30 18580 6971

Course Description

The conference is targeted at judges from all branches of jurisdiction.
The issue of the ethical conduct of judges is the subject of discussion worldwide, and has increasingly become a focal point in Europe over the last few years. Other States have developed national rules on judicial ethics which have been or are to be codified: for example in Italy, Poland, Lithuania and Estonia. In Austrian exists an ethic principle declaration of the Austrian Judges about judicial conduct.
The aim of the conference is to inform judges on the current stage of development in other countries, to conduct discussions on the subject and to pose the following questions:

  • Should judges in Germany be subject to pre-determined ethical rules
  • What ethical norms should apply to judges
  • Should these rules be codified
  • Which body should be responsible for ensuring compliance with these rules