Newsletter

  • Colloquium held in Madrid, 21 October 2016 Judicial Exchanges Editorial President   Priit Pikamäe The Network entered into its thirteenth year of existence in 2017. Chief Justice Susan Denham of Ireland was congratulated by us all, at the end of her term at the head of our Network, for her dynamic presidency, during which we had discussions with the European Court of Human Rights (June 2016)...
  • The Filtering of Appeals to Supreme Court Editorial President Susan Denham It was with great pleasure that I welcomed the Members and Observers of the Network to Dublin for a conference of the Network on 26th and 27th November, 2015. The conference dealt with the important topics of ‘The Relationship between the National Courts and the European Court of Human Rights’ and ‘The Filtering of...
  • Comparative Law Liaisons Background I. Model of future cooperation II. Content of the cooperation III. Following cooperation Editorial President Susan Denham Having embarked upon my term as President of the Network in January 2015, I look forward to building on the work of my predecessor, Mr. Geert Corstens, President of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands. I am acutely aware of the high...
  • Concluding Remarks By Geert Corstens Colloquium of the Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union Rome, 13 June 2014, Corte di Cassazione   Editorial          President Geert J.M. Corstens At the invitation of First President Giorgio Santacroce, the Network held a meeting of its General Assembly and its Colloquium in Rome last June. The General Assembly...
  • The Website of the Network Forum of the discussion Editorial President Geert J.M. Corstens With a view especially to improving the Network’s online activities, a working group had been set up, at the initiative of President Corstens, following the Board meeting held in The Hague in May 2012 to encourage consultation of the Network’s new website. The IT working group had submitted its report...
  • What role for Justice in the European Union? I. Some points about the independence of justice II. Safeguards Editorial President  Geert J.M. Corstens The ‘Assises de la Justice’ was held in Brussels on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November 2013. Organised by the European Commission and under the inspiring leadership of Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding, this gathering of hundreds of judges...
  • Opening Statement by President Pauliine Koskelo (Helsinki, September 5-6,  2013) The protection of fundamental rights The European Charter, the European Convention on Human Rights and the national constitutions Recognition And Enforcement Of Foreign JudgementsThe Slovenian Experience Mutual Recognition in Criminal Matters Editorial President  Geert J.M. Corstens Our Network held for the...
  • The nomination of judges to the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights Lord Mance  The Treaty of Lisbon  The Article 255 panel’s approach  The scope of the panel’s role  The European Court of Human Rights Differences between the Luxembourg and Strasbourg panels  Initiatives to expand the Article 255 panel’s role  Editorial   President Geert J.M....
  • Appointment of Judges to the Supreme Court, to the Court of Justice of the European Union and to the European Court of Human Rights Report on the Questionnaire regarding Appointment of Judges to the Supreme Court  Report on the Questionnaire regarding Appointment of Judges to the Supreme Court Questions 6-10  New Members and Observers Editorial   President Geert J.M. Corstens On 25 and...
  • Fifth Colloquium (Paris, October 2012)  The Common Portal of Jurisprudence  New Network Website Editorial President Geert J.M. Corstens Following legislative changes in Hungary, President András Baka, who was elected President of our Network during the meeting of General Assembly held in Sofia in October 2011, was forced to step down as President of the Supreme Court of Hungary as of 1...
  • The budgets of the EU Supreme Courts Summary, Sofia, 13 October 2011 -  Budgetary resources of EU Supreme Courts - Managing the budgets of EU Supreme Courts - Impact of the European economic situation on the budgets of EU Supreme Courts Editorial President András Baka   I avail myself of the present opportunity of the publication of the last issue of our 2011 Newsletter to express how...
  • New Observer Questionnaire on transparency about judges’ property and additional assignments, functions and professions. Summary of answers received. Editorial President Griss At its last General Assembly which was held in Sofia on 13 October 2011, President András Baka of the Supreme Court of Hungary was elected President of the Network for the coming two years. It was a pleasure for me to...
  • Towards a European Legal Culture Questionnaire - The Budget of the Supreme Courts of the European Union Editorial President Griss We are now preparing a Conference in Sofia on October 13-14 which will bear on the Budgetary Management and Resources of our Supreme Courts. This theme was already one of the discussion subject at the second Colloquium of the Network in Warsaw in 2006 on "Relations...
  • Expert Judicial Opinions in the European Union Appointment of the judicial expert The expert opinion procedure Conclusion of the judicial expert opinion procedure Editorial President Griss It was in Luxembourg that the Network launched its activities for 2011. At the invitation of President Skouris, the Network met on 28 March 2011 with the Members of the Court of Justice of the European Union...
  • Programme of the conference held in Florence (13-14 december 2010) The Initiative of the European Network Appointments Editorial President Griss The year 2010 ended on a heavy programme of work successfully completed for the Network. The new Board, appointed on the occasion of the Dublin General Assembly last March held its second meeting in Florence to discuss our activities in 2011. On 28...
  • Colloquium Dublin, 19 March 2010 Appointments Editorial President Griss In connection with its discussions on its future strategy and development, the Network of Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union is to hold a working meeting with American judges on procedures for cooperation among the supreme courts at the European University Institute in Florence on 13 and 14...
  • New Members of the Board of the Network (2010-2012) Legal aid and appeals to the Supreme Courts of the European Union Election of a new Juge at the European Court of Humain Rights Launch of the first release of the e-Justice portal Editorial President Griss At this moment, when my colleagues - presidents of the supreme judicial courts of the European Union - have placed their trust in me for...
  • Conference on a Common Frame of Reference for European Contract law Agenda of the Colloquium (Dublin, 19 March 2010) Editorial President Melchior In Dublin, on 19 March next, we will appoint the new President of the Network. In this, my last editorial, I would like to express my deep gratitude to all my colleagues for their help during my term of office. I am particularly pleased that a larger...
  • Inauguration of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom - "The Need for a Common Judicial Culture in Europe - a Matter for Judges and Lawyers" - Information meeting on the Common Portal of Case Law - Appointments Editorial President Melchior The Board of our Network held its second meeting of the year in London on 15 October 2009 in the premises of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, at...
  • Reflexions on the preliminary ruling procedure Meeting of the board in Copenhague Questionnaire on “Practical Aspects of Independence of Justice” - (Colloquium Dublin, March 2010) Questionnaire on Legal Aid proposed by the French Cour de cassation Appointments Editorial President Melchior The Board held its first meeting in 2009 on 18 May at the Danish Supreme Court in Copenhagen. After...
  • Towards a European e-Justice Strategy Training of Judicial Staff Bibliography - « Les Juridictions des États membres de l'Union européenne » Editorial President Melchior One of the objectives of our Network is to strengthen between our courts a common judicial culture. The exchanges of judges are obviously one of the privileged means to reach that goal and, therefore, we present you in this...
  • The Activities of the NetworkEu Justice ForumPreliminary Rullings Questions
  • New Members of the Board of the NetworkColloquiumAppointments
  •  Common Portal of National Case Law.
  • Current status of the Commun Portal of National Case Law Judicial assistance in the decision making throughour European Supreme Courts
  • Exchange of Judges between Supreme Courts Some of the Changes Introduced by the Reform Treaty The New Members of the Board of the EU Forum of Judes for the Environment Competition Law Working Group on Preliminary Ruling Proceedings
  • Speach of the President, opening of Cornell Centre ffor Documentation on American Law, 17 July 2007 Appointments Conference of the Network and of the US Supreme Court, Paris, 17 July 2007 Agreement found on the EU Reform Treaty New President of the Court of First Instance The PNR (Passenger Name Record)
  • Late transposition of the 2005/35 directive on the discharge at sea Simplified block exemption Regulations for State aid The ECJ and the European Arrest Warrant Launch of the European Patrols Network European Contract Law Rights of persons with disabilities Harmonization in the field of the law applicable to civil responsibility Europol’s Communautarization Emergency preliminary ruling procedure...
  • Comparative Law: Test the Common Portal of National Case Law The Common Portal of National Case Law which is set up by the Network of the Presidents is now available and open to the public. It was shown at the e-justice conference in Bremen (May 29-June1st). Queries can thus be sent to the databases of the House of Lords, of the Supreme Court of Ireland, of the Court of cassation of Belgium, the...
  • Review of the Consumer Acquis The European Commisison published a Green Paper on the Review of the Consumer Acquis on March 15. All interested persons may express their views on the issues raised in this context and send them to the Directorate general Health and Consumer protection before May 15. The European Community member of the Hague Conference On April 3, the European Community became a...
  • Proposal for a directive on environmental crime Following the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice of September 13, 2005, the European Commission presented on February 9, 2007 a proposal for a directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law in order to remedy the lack of sanctions’ effectiveness resulting from the diversity of both definitions and sanctions in the...
  • Europe of Justice - 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome On January 8, 2007, Mr. Frattini, Vice President of the European Commission, Commissionner in charge of Justice, Freedom and Security, made a speech during the Opening of the Judicial Year in the Court of cassation. Mr de Villepin, Prime minister, Mr. Jean-Louis Debré, President of the National Assembly and Mr. Pascal Clément, minister...
  • 8th conference of the Presidents of the Supreme courts of the Council of Europe On October 26 and 27, the presidents of the Supreme Courts of the Council of Europe will meet in Paris. More than 30 of them will attend the conference themselves, to discuss the subject matter of "Access to the Supreme Court". Various aspects of the subject will be dealt with: reception of individuals,...
  • General Assembly of the European Network of Judicial Councils On the 24 and 25 of May, the General Assembly of the European Network of Judicial Councils was held in Wroclaw (Poland). The main topic was “Public confidence in an independent Judiciary in Europe”. The Network of the Presidents was represented by its president, Mr Canivet, who made a speech on the “Practical implication of the...
  • EU Forum of Judges for the Environment – London December 2 and 3, 2005 The EUFJE organized its annual conference in London. The Attorney general and the Lord Chief Justice took part in this event hosted by the Law Society and supported by the General directorate for environment of the European commission. The subject was “European waste law, theory and practice” and 16 countries answered the...