(Source: Council of the EU)
The representatives of the governments of the member states today appointed two judges and two advocates-general of the Court of Justice.
- Ms Küllike Jürimäe (Estonia) has been reappointed as a judge of the Court of Justice.
- Mr Manuel Campos Sánchez-Bordona (Spain) has been reappointed as an advocate-general of the Court of Justice.
- Ms Maria Lourdes Arastey Sahún (Spain) has been appointed for the post of judge of the Court of Justice.
- Ms Tamara Ćapeta (Croatia) has been appointed for the post of advocate-general of the Court of Justice.
The proposed appointments are for a term of office ending on 6 October 2027.
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.
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.