Global Judicial Forum

The Judicial Global Forum is conceived to be a meeting place for practitioners, in order to expose problems and to exchange ideas related to economic, political and social globalization. Its activities focus particularly on the impact of globalization on the judicial system, litigation techniques and the quality of justice.

Third seminar of the Global Judicial Forum, 2012

On July 3 2012, The Center for European Studies/IE organizes the third seminar of  the Global Judicial Forum for the current academic year.  After analyzing  in previous seminars the selection of judges for the European Court of Justice and for the European Court of Human Rights, this last seminar was centred on " The Europeanization of judges in Spain: selection and training".

The speakers were three experts of recognized prestige and with a wide experience: Carlos Espósito, Professor of Public international law at the  Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; Diego Córdoba, judge  and President of  the Administrative chamber of the Audiencia Nacional and Eduardo Menéndez, jugde at the Audiencia Nacional, and member of the Network of Experts in European Union Law.

The presentations were followed by an interesting debate moderated by Daniel Sarmiento, in which they informed judges of the Supreme Court, lawyers and academics.

Second seminar of the Global Judicial Forum, 2012

On  May 3, 2012, the Global Judicial Forum held its second seminar on the selection of judges in Europe. After dealing in the first seminar with the case of the judges of the European Court of Justice, this seminar focused on the process for selecting and appointing judges at the European Court of Human Rights.

Luis Lopez Guerra , Spanish judge at the ECHR, and Fernando Irurzun, Spanish State Attorney before the ECHR, opened the seminar with two presentations on the current reform of the selection process of judges at the ECHR. In march 2012, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe issued guidelines on the selection of candidates for the post of judge in order to make the process more competitive and more transparent.

Thenavery high-level debate started under the chair of Daniel Sarmiento, in which judges, lawyersand academics participated.

First Seminar Global Judicial Forum 2012

On February 13, the Center for European Studies-IE, in collaboration with IE Law School and under the direction of Daniel Sarmiento- référendaire at the European Court of Justice, organized the first seminar of the Global Judicial Forum 2012, entitled “Appointing judges at the European Court of Justice” with Eleanor Sharpston, Advocate General European Court of Justice and Aída Torres, Professor of Constitutional Law at Pompeu Farbre University (Barcelona).

Issues like the reforms introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon regarding the selection and the appointment of judges and advocates of the European Court of Justice or the creation of the Committee, provided in the article 255 TFUE were discussed during the debate with the audience.

Fourth seminar "Global Judicial Forum"

Less than one month after the Spanish Constitutional Court required for the first time the European Court of Justice to give a preliminary ruling (article 267 TFEU), the Center for European Studies of IE Univesity, in collaboration with IE Law School,  organized, under the direction of Daniel Sarmiento, the fourth seminar of the Global Judicial Forum specially devoted to this issue. Pedro Cruz Villalón,  Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, Laurence Burgogue-Larsen, Professor of International Public Law of the Panthéon-Sorbonne University and  Luis Arroyo, letrado at the Spanish Constitutional Court participated in the seminar.  The discussion was very fruitful thanks to the three speakers as well as to the interventions during the debate of Judges of the Spanish Supreme Court, prosecutors from the Attorney General, State attorneys and academics.  

Third Seminar Global Judicial Forum

On Thursday, May 12, 2011, the Center for European Studies-IE in collaboration with IE Law School and under the direction of Daniel Sarmiento, organized the third seminar of the Global Judicial Forum, entitled "Binding Precedent in International Arbitration. Dream, Coherence fairness or good-willed? ". Two experts, Prof. Alan Rau from the University of Texas, Austin and Prof. Victor Ferreres Comella, currently professor at the Spanish Escuela Judicial , opened the seminar with  two presentations on therole of precedent in international arbitration.Then a very high-level debate started, in which judges of the Spanish SupremeCourt, lawyersand academics participated

Second Seminar "Global Judicial Forum"

On March 21, the Center for European Studies-IE, in collaboration with IE Law School, organized the second seminar of the Global Judicial Forum. Under the chair of Daniel Sarmiento, référendaire at  the European Court of Justice, András Sajó, judge at the European Court of Human Rights and Luis María Diez-Picazo, judge at Spanish Supreme Court, discussed the relations between the European Court of Human Rights  and national courts.

After two wonderful presentations in which both speakers referred to cases of great interest such as the case Lautsi v. Italy or the case of Otegi Mondragon v. Spain, an interesting debate opened with the audience, during which judges of the Spanish Supreme Court, prosecutors from the Attorney General, State attorneys and IE Law School professors took the floor.

First seminar of the Global Judicial Forum

On Thursday, December 2, 2010, the Center for European Studies-IE, in collaboration with IE Law School and under the direction of Daniel Sarmiento- référendaire at the European Court of Justice, organized the first seminar of the Global Judicial Forum, focused on the relationships between the European Court of Justice and national courts.

After the presentations of Miguel Poiares Maduro, Professor at the European University Institute in Florence and former Advocate General of the ECJ, Joaquin Huelin Martinez-Velasco, Judge at the Spanish Supreme Court and Marian Ahumada, Directora General de Coordinación Jurídica del Ministerio de la Presidencia, an interesting discussion opened with the audience, during which judges of the Spanish Supreme Court, prosecutors from the Attorney General, State attorneys and IE Law School professors took the floor.

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