On the Independence of the Judiciary – A European Comparison

Start Date: Sunday, April 15, 2012
End Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Category: Society Issues
Venue: Wustrau
Country: Germany
Leading organisation: Deutsche Richterakademie
Cooperative Partner:
Language(s): German
Training level:
Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 5
Contact: Wiebke Dettmers
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Contact phone: +49 30 18580 6971

Course Description

This conference is targeted at judges from all branches of jurisdiction, from other EU Member States as well.
The judiciary constitutes the autonomous third power and is made up of independent judges. This conference focuses on the question of what institutional conditions must exist to preserve this independence. There will also be discussion of the degree to which the organisation of the court administration – the structures of which are currently being re-evaluated in many countries – affects the realisation of this constitutional principle. In addition, eminent judges from England, France, Italy, Spain and other European countries will elucidate the judicial profession, the organisation of the court system, as well as historical and especially current developments within the justice system in their own countries, and will discuss these topics with the participants from a comparative point of view.
Some of the presentations will be held in English. Thus, participants should have a good command of English.