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Triial – Trust, Independence, Impartiality and Accountability of Judges and Arbitrators Safeguarding the Rule of Law under the EU Charter

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  • Fri 14 Feb 2020 09.00 - 13.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-02-14 9:00 2020-02-14 13:00 Europe/Paris Triial – Trust, Independence, Impartiality and Accountability of Judges and Arbitrators Safeguarding the Rule of Law under the EU Charter

The TRIIAL Project proposal comes at a time of constitutional turmoil in many Member States. Whilst it is common knowledge that liberal democracies require the tripartite division of powers, the role of judges and the challenges their work presents from the perspective of guaranteeing judicial impartiality, independence, and accountability, have rarely been explored and recently also threatened.

TRIIAL aims to assist in the response to the present constitutional crisis. The standards enshrined in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (CFR), and, in particular, in Article 47 on the right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial, are part of a wider EU-level legal framework that guarantees the independence, impartiality and accountability of judges, and arbitrators and other legal practitioners. In addition, it will increase the ability of legal practitioners, including the judiciary, to promote rule of law in their everyday work on the basis of the EU fundamental rights legal framework. In doing so, the project aims to support the development of networks of knowledgeable legal practitioners working on the rule of law and democracy.

TRIIAL will run from January 2020 to June 2022 and will provide training activities and tools for judges, lawyers, arbitrators and other legal professionals in areas of salient importance for the application of the CFR: trust, independence, impartiality, accountability of judges and arbitrators. Its main objective is to explain and disseminate knowledge of the CFR potential for ensuring and improving the fundamental rights standards, ultimately benefiting the rule of law in the Member States. TRIIAL is led by the Centre of Judicial Cooperation (CJC) of the European University Institute (EUI) together with twelve co-beneficiaries, which include: two Judicial Schools (the Italian School for the Judiciary and the Belgian Judicial School); the National Association of the Romanian Bars; eight academic institutions (Universities of: Barcelona-Pompeu Fabra, Eötvös Loránd, Florence, Gdansk, Ljubljana, Maastricht, Lisbon, and The Hague University of Applied Sciences), and a Polish think tank (INPRIS).

Sala del Capitolo - Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala del Capitolo - Badia Fiesolana

The TRIIAL Project proposal comes at a time of constitutional turmoil in many Member States. Whilst it is common knowledge that liberal democracies require the tripartite division of powers, the role of judges and the challenges their work presents from the perspective of guaranteeing judicial impartiality, independence, and accountability, have rarely been explored and recently also threatened.

TRIIAL aims to assist in the response to the present constitutional crisis. The standards enshrined in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (CFR), and, in particular, in Article 47 on the right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial, are part of a wider EU-level legal framework that guarantees the independence, impartiality and accountability of judges, and arbitrators and other legal practitioners. In addition, it will increase the ability of legal practitioners, including the judiciary, to promote rule of law in their everyday work on the basis of the EU fundamental rights legal framework. In doing so, the project aims to support the development of networks of knowledgeable legal practitioners working on the rule of law and democracy.

TRIIAL will run from January 2020 to June 2022 and will provide training activities and tools for judges, lawyers, arbitrators and other legal professionals in areas of salient importance for the application of the CFR: trust, independence, impartiality, accountability of judges and arbitrators. Its main objective is to explain and disseminate knowledge of the CFR potential for ensuring and improving the fundamental rights standards, ultimately benefiting the rule of law in the Member States. TRIIAL is led by the Centre of Judicial Cooperation (CJC) of the European University Institute (EUI) together with twelve co-beneficiaries, which include: two Judicial Schools (the Italian School for the Judiciary and the Belgian Judicial School); the National Association of the Romanian Bars; eight academic institutions (Universities of: Barcelona-Pompeu Fabra, Eötvös Loránd, Florence, Gdansk, Ljubljana, Maastricht, Lisbon, and The Hague University of Applied Sciences), and a Polish think tank (INPRIS).


Location:
Sala del Capitolo - Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Conference

Contact:
RSCAS Conference Centre - Send a mail

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