Brijuni Statement on Judicial Independence
The CEELI Institute is gratified to be able to support the publication and distribution of the Brijuni Statement of Principles of the Independence of the Judiciary – a landmark contribution by the Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe to the promotion of judicial independence and integrity under the rule of law. The Brijuni Statement will now join the Beijing Statement of Principles of the Independence of the Judiciary, a similar effort undertaken by the Conference of Chief Justices of Asia and the Pacific, in 1995.
The Brijuni Principles set forth clear objectives and goals for every judiciary to achieve, and will serve to inspire individual judges of the importance of his or her work. The Principles also set benchmarks for the relations between the Judiciary and the Legislative and Executive branches, as well as between the Judiciary and the media. More broadly the Principles serve to educate national governing bodies and the society as a whole on the role of the Judiciary and on the critical nature of judicial independence in fulfilling that role. The Principles will, in these ways, contribute to building public respect for the Judiciary and its judges and provide foundational support for continued rule of law development.
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