Category Archives: Algemeen

Online seminar: March of a 1000 Gowns 1 year later

Source: PAP

On Monday 18 January 2021 an online seminar will be held under the title: ‘The judiciary: possible ways of development. March of a Thousand Gowns a year later.‘ Several judges and presidents of judges’ associations will discuss the state of the judiciary and the rule of law. All interested can join this Zoom meeting from 19:00 CET.

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Minister ontvangt nieuwe druk ‘Matters of Principle’

Op 29 november 2019 hield de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Rechtspraak een conferentie over de rechtsstaat. In het Vredespaleis in Den Haag heeft voorzitter Tamara Trotman namens Rechters voor Rechters de nieuwe druk van ‘Matters of Principle’ overhandigd aan minister voor Rechtsbescherming Sander Dekker.

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Turkish judges in Strasbourg: an effective remedy?

On 5 and 6 December the conference Judicial independence under threat? – organized by the Council of Europe and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung – took place in Strasbourg. Both Diego García-Sayán, the UN Special rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers and our board member Ybo Buruma were present at this conference. The question regarding when and under what conditions the European Court of Human Rights will provide an effective remedy for dismissed and detained Turkish judges inspired them both to write a column.

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Imprisoned judges and judicial independence

The mere number of imprisoned Turkish judges is so intimidating, that a very special gesture is necessary if judicial independence in Turkey is to be protected. Would it not be preferable to deal with the cases in Strasbourg even before all the domestic remedies have been exhausted? Judges for Judges board member Ybo Buruma has the impression that the European Court of Human Rights does not wish to follow this line of reasoning.

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Marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 

 

Marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Europe (of which Judges for Judges is a member) published a letter today, remembering the situation in Turkey and the violation of basic human rights in that country, mainly with regard to the right to a fair trial and an independent judiciary.