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.

Events

Feb
13
Thu
2020
TRIIAL – Steering Committee Meeting @ Sala del Capitolo - Badia Fiesolana
Feb 13 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The TRIIAL Project proposal comes at a time of constitutional turmoil in many Member States. Whilst it is a common knowledge that liberal democracies require the tripartite division of powers, the role of judges and the challenges their work presents from the perspective of guaranteeing judicial impartiality, independence, and accountability, have been rarely explored and recently also threatened. TRIIAL aims at assisting in the response of the present constitutional crisis. The standards enshrined in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (CFR), and, in particular, in Article 47 on the right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial, are part of a wider EU-level legal framework that guarantees the independence, impartiality and accountability of judges, and arbitrators and other legal practitioners. In addition, it will increase the ability of legal practitioners, including the judiciary, to promote rule of law in their everyday work on the basis of the EU fundamental rights legal framework. In doing so, the Project aims to support the development of networks of knowledgeable legal practitioners working on the rule of law and democracy. TRIIAL will run from 1st of January 2020 until June 2022 and will provide training activities and tools for judges, lawyers, arbitrators and other legal professionals in areas of salient importance for the application of the CFR: trust, independence, impartiality, accountability of judges and arbitrators. Its main objective is to explain and disseminate knowledge of the CFR potential for ensuring and improving the fundamental rights standards, ultimately benefiting the rule of law in the Member States. TRIIAL is led by the Centre of Judicial Cooperation of the European University Institute (EUI) together with 12 co-beneficiaries, which include: 2 Judicial Schools (the Italian School for the Judiciary and the Belgian Judicial School); the National Association of the Romanian Bars; 8 academic institutions (Universities of: Barcelona-Pompeu Fabra, Eötvös Loránd, Florence, Gdansk, Ljubljana, Maastricht, Lisbon, and the Hague University of Applied Sciences), and a Polish think tank (INPRIS). Programme
Feb
14
Fri
2020
TRIIAL @ Badia Fiesolana - Sala del Capitolo
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

On February 13-14 will take place the Kick-off meeting of the TRIIAL Project at the European University Institute. TRIIAL project aims at assisting in the response of the present constitutional crisis.

Sep
18
Fri
2020
Public Prosecution and Rule of Law in Europe @ Istituto degli Innocenti - Salone "Brunelleschi"
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Against the background of the so-called “rule of law crisis, the speakers will reflect on the current role of public prosecutors and public prosecution Europe, having regard both to specific national experiences and to the impact of EU and ECHR law.

The conference is co-organised by the Department of Legal Sciences of the University of Florence, MEDEL (Magistrats européens pour la démocratie et les libertés) and the online review Questione Giustizia, with the support of the project TRIIAL – 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.

Here below are he details to follow the conference live-stream on:

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94130070304?pwd=WmVDS0gyRHo2V0VpRnFObFBFRXBHdz09

Passcode: medel2020

Two audio channels will be available here for English-Italian and Italian-English simultaneous translation.

YouTube (Italian): https://youtu.be/3Y4xifJuv08 (MM-Group’s YouTube channel)

YouTube (English): https://youtu.be/v7rptZMx3Ks (Magistratura Democratica’s YouTube channel)

Live chats will be available on both Zoom and YouTube to interact with the speakers.

Download the programme



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

This project was funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020).