Webinar – Mutual Trust and the Rule of Law: Behind and Beyond the LM Case

28th January 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm Europe/Rome Timezone
Centre for Judicial Cooperation | European University Institute (EUI)
Webinar - Mutual Trust and the Rule of Law: Behind and Beyond the LM Case @ ONLINE

This online debate inaugurates a series of 3 webinars organised within the framework of the project TRIIAL – TRust, Independence, Impartiality and Accountability of legal practitioners safeguarding the rule of Law under the EU Charter. The TRIIAL project, which was funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020), under G.A. no 853832, is dedicated to discussing caselaw on trust, independence, impartiality and accountability of legal practitioners. In the webinar series, a panel of experts will share views, also in a comparative perspective, on recent European and national case law and arbitration decisions relevant to the project.

The first online debate will focus on the relationship between the rule of law, as a foundational value of the Union, and mutual trust, as it emerges from the case law of the Court of Justice and national courts. Several important issues have been raised by domestic courts across the EU in recent months and other important rulings are expected in the coming months on the topic of Mutual Trust and Rule of law.

The participants will discuss the national background to the leading LM judgment of the Court of Justice, some indirect follow-up of this decision before the Italian Cassation Court, and how Slovenian courts are fighting to uphold the rule of law against push-back practices. The speakers will present the key aspects of these cases and the reasoning developed, and will then reflect on the implications of these decisions with scholars and practitioners from the institutions involved the TRIIAL project.

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