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The Independence of the Judiciary in Europe

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Year of publication 2022
Type Workshop
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Description It is self-evident that an independent and impartial judiciary is the cornerstone of the Rule of Law. This was deemed to be an axiom, and the Member States of the EU and the Council of Europe were countries aspiring to observe these principles. This axiomatic truth has been nonetheless questioned in Europe during the last decade, and the illiberal regimes are alleged to attack on the judiciary in order to escape from the shackles of checks and balances. These controversies made necessary to rethink how the European legal order should address these questions. The present workshop intends to explore the role of judicial independence in European law in different contexts, the alleged attacks on judicial independence and the mechanisms to defend it. The workshop aimed to discuss these current topics in an international environment by sharing views and experiences between the students of the University of Vienna and the Masaryk University Brno.
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