EU Court of Justice: appointment of three judges of the Court of Justice and a judge of the General Court

(Source: Council of the EU)

The representatives of the governments of the member states today appointed three judges of the Court of Justice and a judge of the General Court.

Court of Justice

  • Mr Siniša Rodin (Croatia) has been reappointed as a judge of the Court of Justice
  • Mr François Biltgen (Luxembourg) has been reappointed as a judge of the Court of Justice
  • Mr Zoltán Csehi (Hungary) has been appointed to the post of judge of the Court of Justice

The appointments are part of the partial renewal of the composition of the Court of Justice, since the terms of office of 14 judges and 6 advocates general will expire on 6 October 2021.

General Court

  • Ms Maja Brkan (Slovenia) has been appointed to the post of judge of the General Court

The appointment is for a term of office ending on 31 August 2025.

This appointment is part of the partial renewal of the composition of General Court, since the terms of office of 23 judges expired on 31 August 2019.

Background

The Court of Justice of the European Union consists of two courts: the Court of Justice and the General Court.

The judges and advocates-general are appointed by common accord of the governments of the member states after consultation of a panel responsible for giving an opinion on prospective candidates’ suitability to perform the duties concerned.

They are chosen from among individuals whose independence is beyond doubt.

For appointment to the Court of Justice, candidates must possess the qualifications required for appointment, in their respective countries, to the highest judicial offices, or be jurisconsults of recognised competence. For appointment to the General Court, they must possess the ability required for appointment to high judicial office.

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