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EJTN attends the Solemn Hearing of the Court of the European Court of Human Rights

Thursday, January 31, 2019

  • EJTN participated in the Solemn Hearing of the Court of the European Court of Human Rights along with a judicial seminar.

EJTN was delighted to participate in the Solemn Hearing of the Court of the European Court of Human Rights along with a judicial seminar, both held at the Court in Strasbourg on January 25, 2019.

The Solemn Hearing of the Court was held on the occasion of the opening of the judicial year. This was a time to consider pressing topical judicial issues as well as to consider the upcoming year. The event was presided over by President Guido Raimondi, European Court of Human Rights and President Laurent Fabius, French Constitutional Court. The Solemn Hearing attracted many distinguished guests from courts, institutions and universities across Europe, and EJTN was represented by its Secretary General, Judge Wojciech Postulski.

Alongside the Solemn Hearing, a judicial seminar was arranged around the theme of “Strengthening Confidence in the Judiciary”. Opening addresses of the seminar were given by Court’s President Guido Raimondi and Judge Ksenija Turković.

Challenging judicial issues
The seminar’s 4 topics covered a wide breadth of timely and challenging judicial issues. These included the appointment, promotion and dismissal of judges, strategies to build confidence and the responsibility of other authorities to enhance and protect the judiciary, judgements and separate opinions – complementarity and tensions as well as Protocol No. 16. Prominent European professors and judges presided over each of the topic sessions, and a discussion was opened in conjunction with each topic.

EJTN has for over a decade now been proudly playing a key role in European judicial training. It has provided for judicial training for tens of thousands of Europe’s judiciary since 2010 and has also produced other groundbreaking initiatives. EJTN will continue its multifaceted support of the European judiciary, also by its participation at important judicial events.