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Selecting Europe's Judges: A Critical Review of the Appointment Procedures to the European Courts

Michal Bobek


The past decade has witnessed changes in the ways judges for the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights are selected. The common aim has been securing greater professional quality of the judicial candidates. For this purpose, both European systems have put in place various advisory panels or selection committees that are called to evaluate the aptitude of the candidates put forward by the national governments. Were these institutional reforms successful in guaranteeing greater quality of the candidates? Might they have any positive impact on the legitimac ... More

Keywords: judicial appointments, Court of Justice of the EU, Article 255 Panel, Committee of Ministers’ Advisory Panel, European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe, advisory bodies, selection procedures, legitimacy, transparency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198727781
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727781.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michal Bobek, editor
Professor of European Law, College of Europe, Bruges, and, Research Fellow, Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford Faculty of Law