ELI-Mount Scopus European Standards of Judicial Independence Project Team Met to Discuss Judicial Appointments


Reporters, Project Team members and Advisors met on 19 January 2022 to advance their work. The meeting focused on judicial appointments and promotion.

The meeting began with two presentations delivered by Advisory Committee members, Prof Rosa María Fernández Riveira and Doc JUDr David Kosař. The former explained various models of judicial appointment procedures and how the Spanish judiciary is appointed. The latter shared his views on the topic, emphasising the differences between ‘judicial appointments’ and ‘judicial selection’ and the significance of the Court of Justice of the European Union and of the European Court of Human Rights  case law in the area.

Participants then went on to discuss, among many other topics, the role of informal procedures in the appointment of judges, the accountability of judges, and the difficulties pertaining to the lack of equivalence of ‘accountability’ in various languages.

The next Project Team and Advisors meeting will take place on 16 February 2022.