In countries around the world there is political criticism and pressure on the judiciary, against which the usual guarantees for independence seem to be unable to provide adequate protection. A convincing and effective response to threats to the judiciary’s independence requires a detailed and precise analysis of the judiciary’s constitutional safeguards and limits. This event, organised by the T.M.C. Asser Institue, celebrates the publication of the inaugurate volume of the European Yearbook of Constitutional Law (EYCL), entitled Judicial Power: Safeguards and Limits in a Democratic Society. The volume examines the safeguards and limits of judicial power in a variety of constitutional systems, both at the national and supranational level.
Co-editor Ernst Hirsch Ballin will introduce the European Yearbook of Constitutional Law series, while co-editor Gerhard van der Schyff will introduce the topic of the first volume. Kees Sterk, Vice President of the Dutch Council for the Judiciary and President of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary, will deliver the keynote speech in which he will discuss the topic of the book, focusing in particular on how threats to judicial independence can best be addressed. The keynote speech will be followed by a round table with experts in the field and a general Q & A session with the audience.
Datum:5 februari 2020 vanaf 15:30
Locatie:T.M.C. Asser Instituut
R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22