The Seventh Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe has started in Budapest. Upon the invitation of the Curia, the justices and chief justices of 19 Central and Eastern European countries have gathered for a conference from 4 to 7 June 2017 in the Hungarian capital. The main goal of the conference is to ensure a forum for the chief justices to familiarise themselves with each other’s best practices and to learn each other’s national solutions.
The official opening ceremony of the conference was held on 5 June. Opening addresses were delivered by dr. Pál Solt, former president of the Supreme Court, dr. Péter Darák, president of the Curia, dr. John Walker and dr. Clifford Wallace, US circuit court judges, and dr. Christopher Lehmann, director of the CEELI Institute.
The topics discussed on the first day included the independence of the judiciary, funding the judiciary as well as the roles, powers and communication of supreme courts.
Budapest, the 13th of June 2017
Press Secretariat of the Curia of Hungary