Series one

Safeguarding The Rule Of Law In Challenging Times

EPISODE ONE

Safeguarding The Rule Of Law

The introduction of emergency legislation in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been immediate, understandable, and effective. But often it has been drafted and delivered without allowing for judicial oversight. What is the role of the judiciary in ensuring emergency legislation does not impinge on the rights of the citizen? How can the judiciary ensure that domestic safeguards are upheld and international standards are followed? In this episode, we discuss these issues with Judge José Igreja Matos, President of the European Association of Judges, and hear about court challenges to emergency legislation in the Czech Republic from Dr. Jan Grinc, Professor at Charles University. Judge Katica Artuković from Bosnia Herzegovina also provides an on-the-ground view from the bench during the pandemic, and we shine a spotlight on the Brijuni Statement on Judicial Independence, a regional statement that highlights many of the principles examined in this episode.

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Honorable José Igreja Matos is a Judge at the Court of Appeal of Porto in Portugal. Judge Igreja was appointed a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Judicial Integrity Network in April 2018. He has been President of the European Association of Judges since October 2016 and is also the Vice President of the International Association of Judges since 2012 and First Vice President since 2018. He has served in the Portuguese judiciary since 1989.

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Resources

Access to Justice in Times of Judicial Lockdown by Judge José Igreja Matos Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct Questionnaire on the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic by the International Association of Judges Decision of the Prague Municipal Court concerning emergency measures (in Czech) Decision of the Czech Constitutional Court concerning emergency measures (in Czech) Statement on the Principles of the Independence of the Judiciary (Brijuni Statement) by the Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe

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This project has been made possible through the generous support of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) at the U.S. Department of State.​