985th meeting – 31 January 2007

Item 10.1b

Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE)

b. Abridged report of the 7th plenary meeting (Strasbourg, 8-10 November 2006)
(CM(2006)213, CM(2006)213 add1, CM(2006)213 add2 and CM(2006)213 add3)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. took note of Opinion No. 8 of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) on “The role of judges in the protection of the rule of law and human rights in the context of terrorism”, as it appears in document CM(2006)213 add1;

2. took note of CCJE Opinion No. 9 on “The role of national judges in ensuring an effective application of international and European law”, as it appears in document CM(2006)213 add2;

3. agreed to forward these two opinions to the competent authorities in the member states with a view, where appropriate, to having them translated into the corresponding languages;

4. agreed to forward these two opinions to the Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER), the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI), the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ), the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) and the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE), so that these committees can take the opinions into account in their work;

5. took note of the report prepared for their attention on the measures to be taken in order to make proper use in member states of the opinions given by the CCJE, in keeping with the Action Plan of the Third Summit of Heads of State and Government, as it appears in document CM(2006)213 add3, and agreed to forward it to the relevant national authorities;

6. in the light of decisions 1 to 5 above, took note of the abridged report of the 7
th meeting of the CCJE, as it appears in document CM(2006)213, as a whole.



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