The powers entrusted to judges are strictly linked to the values of justice, truth and freedom. The standards of conduct applying to judges are the corollary of these values and a precondition for confidence in the administration of justice. Confidence in the justice system is all the more important in view of the increasing globalisation of disputes and the wide circulation of judgments. Further, in a State governed by the rule of law, the public is entitled to expect general principles, compatible with the notion of a fair trial and guaranteeing fundamental rights, to be set out. The obligations incumbent on judges has been put in place in order to guarantee their impartiality and the effectiveness of their action. The seminar propose a discussion between judges and prosecutors of different Member States on several essential issues: What standards of conduct should apply to judges? How should standards of conduct be formulated? What criminal, civil and disciplinary liability should apply to judges?
For this seminar NIM is covering accommodation and meals for all the participants. International transport will remain in the charge of each participant.