Today, on February 21, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupišs and the Senator of the Department of Administrative Cases Rudīte Vīduša are participating in the Conference of the Heads of the Supreme Courts of the Member States of the European Union in Paris. The Conference is organized by the French Constitutional Council, the French Council of State and the Court of Cassation as part of the French presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The conference focuses on the role of judges in strengthening the rule of law in Europe. The three topics under which the workshops were set up will be discussed in more detail: "Courts faced with new public health, technological and environmental challenges”, " Judge and time: judge of the moment and judge of the long term", " The protection of fundamental rights: the challenges of the articulation of national law and European laws".

The opening speeches will be given by Chantal Arens, First President of the Court of Cassation, François Molins, Prosecutor General of the Court of Cassation, Laurent Fabius, President of the Constitutional Court, Didier-Roland Tabuteau, Vice-President of the French Council of State, Koen Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, and Robert Spano, President of the European Court of Human Rights.

The second part of the Conference is devoted to working groups on relevant topics. The Conference will be closed by the speeches of Didier Reynders European Commissioner for Justice, and Éric Dupond-Moretti, Minister of Justice.

The aim of the Conference is to enforce the dialogue between European judges and to promote the protection of the common values ​​of the Member States.


Information prepared by

Iveta Jaudzema, International cooperation specialist of the Supreme Court

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