For several years it has been apparent from cross-border judicial cooperation in both civil and criminal matters that better understanding and mutual trust between legal practitioners are essential for the effective implementation of the European legislative tools that guarantee the rights of citizens and businesses.
European judicial training is an important means of enhancing mutual understanding. It involves all legal professions and European legislative instruments.
The Lisbon Treaty has for the first time given the European Union a legal basis for concerted action on European judicial training in both criminal and civil law.
However, the Member States retain primary responsibility for judicial training.
This page on European judicial training will therefore be progressively supplemented by contributions from the Member States, the European Commission and the legal professions.
At present it provides a review of the current situation
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Last update: 05/06/2013