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Colloquium (Dublin, March 19, 2010): "Practical Aspects of Independence of Justice"

“Practical Aspects of Independence of Justice”

Dublin, Friday 19 March 2010


Great Ship Street

Dublin 2, Ireland



8:15 - 8:30 Registration

8:30 - 10:30 General Assembly

10:45 - 2:15 Colloquium of the Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union:

Practical Aspects of Independence of Justice

Welcome by The Hon. Mr. Justice John L. Murray, Chief Justice of Ireland

Session I: “Protection of Independence

Chair: Chief Justice Vincent A. De Gaetano, President of the Constitutional Court and of the Court of Appeal, Malta

Introductory Report:  Prof. Dr. Klaus Tolksdorf

President of the Bundesgerichtshof (Germany)

14:00 - 15:30  Session II:“Working Conditions

Chair: Mr Geert Corstens, President of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands

Introductory Report: Mr. Ghislain Londers

First President of the Cour de cassation (Belgium)

15:45 - 17:30  Session III:  “Relationship with Outside Partners

Chair: Mr Branko Hrvatin, President of the Supreme Court of Croatia

Introductory  Report: Mr. António Silva Henriques Gaspar

 Vice-President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Portugal