OPPORTUNITY: ROLL (Rule of Law for Lawyers) Litigation on judicial independence

Call for Participation in workshops for lawyers on strenthening judicial independence and the rule of law through strategic litigation

The International Commission of Jurists – European Institutions (ICJ-EI) along with its partners (Human Rights in Practice, Free Courts, aditus, Forum for Human rights) is inviting lawyers from eight EU Member States (Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Malta and Spain) to join three workshops in 2023-2024. These workshops focus on using strategic litigation in order to protect judicial independence and the Rule of Law in the EU. Selected lawyers will have their travel expenses covered by the organisers.The workshops are organised as part of the ICJ’s ROLL project.

The workshops will bring together experts and practitioners to discuss experiences, challenges and opportunities related to strategic litigation on these issues, the international legal framework and ways forward to better protect judicial independence and the autonomy of the prosecution service.

If interested, please apply by 21 April 2023 for the workshop on 13-14 June in Brussels, and indicate your preference for participation in upcoming workshops in November and March 2024.

Conducted in English, the three workshops will be held in person with a possibility to participate online in:

  • Brussels on 13-14 June 2023Institutional independence of the judiciary and autonomy of the prosecution service, including governance structures and procedures
  • Malta in November 2023Appointment procedures for the judiciary and prosecution and freedom of expression of judges
  • Prague in March 2024Disciplinary procedures and accountability of judges and prosecutors and judicial ethics and accountability

Please fill in the registration form here by 21 April 2023.

See here the draft agenda for the workshop in Brussels.