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Regulating Judicial Activity in Europe

Regulating Judicial Activity in Europe

A Guidebook to Working Practices of the Supreme Courts

Judicial Review and Cooperation series

Edited by Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union

The role of the European judiciary has, in recent years, undergone a significant upheaval that has led to a realignment of judicial, legislative and executive powers. This exciting new book provides an insider’s perspective on how these changes have affected the practical aspects of life in the European judiciary.

Chapter 1: Protection de l’indépendance

Klaus Tolksdorf

Subjects: law - academic, european law


La grande majorité des pays indiquent que leur constitution garantit l’indépendance des juges, tandis que – d’après les réponses – le libellé, le contenu et l’exhaustivité des dispositions constitutionnelles varient considérablement. Les dispositions les plus fréquemment citées disposent que le juge doit être indépendant dans l’exercice de ses fonctions et est soumis exclusivement à la constitution et à la législation. Une autre disposition fréquente de la constitution stipule que les juges disposent de leur propre pouvoir, indépendamment des pouvoirs exécutif ou législatif.

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