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Some Reflections on the Selection and Appointment of Judges in European Law

Engels | 13-03-2023 | 56 pagina's


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This contains Kees Sterks inaugural speech, in which he addresses the topic of selection processes, both on substance as well as on procedure.

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For the identity and well-functioning of Europe, independent national judiciaries are key, and the selection processes of judges and Court Presidents essential. During the last decade, however, several European Governments have been undermining this by trying to establish political control over national judges, especially through political dominance over the selection and appointment processes for judges and Court Presidents. In his inaugural speech, Sterk addresses the topic of selection processes, both on substance as well as on procedure. He analyses the case law of the European Court of Justice as well as the European Court of Human Rights, and the enforcement policies of the European Commission. Sterk identifies problems and recommends five steps to protect independent justice in Europe including the systemic enforcement gap, an effective enforcement duty, the standards for selection bodies, a duty to reason selection decisions, and on limiting the power of the executive to refuse candidates selected by selection bodies.


Kees Sterk is professor of Administration of European Justice at Maastricht University. Since 1993, he is a judge in the Netherlands, serving in a District Court, an Appeal Court and the Supreme Court. From 2014 to 2020 he was Vice-President of the Council for the Judiciary. From 2018 to 2020 he was president of the European Network for Councils of the Judiciary.


1. Introduction; 2. Three remarks on the context in which the European Treaties operate; 3. European law requirements for the selection and promotion of judges; 4. Conclusion; Notes


EAN :9789462365292
Uitgever :Boom uitgevers Den Haag
Publicatie datum :  13-03-2023
Uitvoering :Paperback / softback
common.Language :Engels
Hoogte :215 mm
Breedte :140 mm
Dikte :6 mm
Gewicht :92 gr
Status :Te bestellen (langere levertijd)
Aantal pagina's :56
Keywords :  commission;constitution;discretionary;encj;eu;europe;european;executive;inaugural;judiciary;law;merit;netherlands;power;requirements;speech;supreme court