TRIIAL


The TRust, Independence, Impartiality and Accountability of judges and arbitrators safeguarding the rule of Law under the EU Charter (TRIIAL) project is a DG Justice supported project that provides training activities and tools for judges, lawyers, arbitrators and other legal professionals in areas of salient importance for the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (CFR):

Trust

Independence

Impartiality

Accountability

TRIIAL project main objective is to explain and disseminate knowledge of the EU Charter potential for ensuring and improving
standards on independence, impartiality and accountability of judges and other legal professions, ultimately benefiting the rule of law in the Member States.

It will run from 1.01.2020 until 30.06.2022, and will organise 4 transnational workshops, 7 Cross-border and 5 National training workshops.

The TRIIAL Project proposal comes at the time of constitutional turmoil in many Member States and aims at assisting in the response of the present constitutional crisis. It addresses the priority of supporting judicial trainings of justice professionals with the aim of building public trust in the profession of judges to sustain their position.

The following specific objectives are at the heart of the project:
1) raising awareness about the impact that judicial interaction techniques have in the implementation of the fundamental rights’ legal framework, particularly CFR; 
2) improving the ability of legal practitioners to promote rule of law through the application of the EU fundamental legal framework to their everyday work;
3) fostering national cross-sectoral cooperation in the implementation of EU fundamental rights legal framework in the promotion of the rule of law;
4) building trust, legitimacy, dialogue, accountability of the judiciary and arbitrators.

In the framework of selected case-law, it’s possible to access to the CJC Database, which contains cases originating from over 19 jurisdictions.

Upcoming Events


Webinar

This online debate inaugurates a series of 3 webinars organized within the framework of the project TRIIAL – TRust, Independence, Impartiality and Accountability of legal practitioners safeguarding the rule of Law under the EU Charter.
TRIIAL Webinar: Is there a common standard of independence and impartiality for judges and arbitrators under European law?
This webinar discusses recent case law from the CJEU and the ECtHR on judicial accountability and freedom of expression standards, the challenges faced by national courts on applying these standards, and whether and how judicial interactions can assist the enforcement of the rule of law in Europe.
CJC Webinar 17 and 18 June: Accountability and Freedom of Expression of Magistrates and Attorneys in Europe
Welcome Address and Introduction of the TRIIAL Workshop Gábor Halmai, Scientific Director of the TRIIAL Project, Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law | EUI
CJC Webinar 17 and 18 June: Accountability and Freedom of Expression of Magistrates and Attorneys in Europe The Heterogeneous Systems of Accountability of Magistrates in Europe: Accountability to Whom, For What and in Which Way? David Kosař, Associate Professor | Masaryk University
CJC Webinar 17 and 18 June: Accountability and Freedom of Expression of Magistrates and Attorneys in Europe Understanding Social Legitimacy of the Judicial Power in Times of Constitutional Reckoning Tomasz Koncewicz, Professor of European and Comparative Law | University of Gdansk
CJC Webinar 17 and 18 June: Accountability and Freedom of Expression of Magistrates and Attorneys in Europe Judicial Accountability and the East – West Divide Edith Zeller, President of the Association of European Administrative Judges
CJC Webinar 17 and 18 June: Accountability and Freedom of Expression of Magistrates and Attorneys in Europe Of Codes of Ethics Elaine Mak, Professor of Jurisprudence | Utrecht University
CJC Webinar 17 and 18 June: Accountability and Freedom of Expression of Magistrates and Attorneys in Europe Standards of Accountability and Independence of Magistrates and Attorneys in the Jurisprudence of the ECtHR Saša Zagorc, Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights | University of Ljubljana
CJC Webinar 17 and 18 June: Accountability and Freedom of Expression of Magistrates and Attorneys in Europe The Right to Freedom of Expression of Magistrates and its Challenges for Judicial Independence and Accountability Viktor Vadász Judge at Metropolitan Court Budapest and Member of the National Judicial Council



People

Halmai, Gabor

TRIIAL Project Coordinator

Tel. [+39] 055 4686 401 (Int. 3401)

Fax [+39] 055 4685 200 (Int. 2200)

Office: Villa Salviati - Manica, SAMN251

Fields of interest: Comparative constitutional law / International human rights law / Globalization of constitutionalism / Constitutional-making in democratic transitions / Comparative judicial review / Transitional constitutionalism and transitional justice / Religious rights / Freedom of expression

Administrative Assistant: Andrea Gaiba

Catanzariti, Mariavittoria

Research Associate

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 534 (Int. 2534)

Fax [+39] 055 4685 770 (Int. 2770)

Office: Villa Raimondi, VR049

Moraru, Madalina

Research Fellow

Fields of interest:

  • The law and policies of EU external relations
  • Fundamental rights
  • Judicial cooperation and treatment of asylum seekers and refugees
  • Public international and comparative law

Wielgo, Joanna

Project Manager

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 708

Fax [+39] 055 4685 770

Office: Villa Schifanoia, VS028

Partners

Advisory Board

  • David Kosar, Law Faculty, Masaryk University, Czech Republic;
  • Petros Alikakos, European Judicial Training Network;
  • Miguel Poiares Maduro, Part-time Professor at the EUI School of Transnational Governance;
  • Markus Thoma, European Association of Administrative Judges;
  • Miroslaw Wroblewski, Polish Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights (the Ombudsman)
This project was funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020).