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15: Justice: The Contribution of the EU- and International Courts

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Hauptschule
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By ensuring or re-establishing peace and legal certainty, a well-reasoned judgment of an impartial judiciary could ideally have a pacifying and preventive effect also for the future and beyond the boundaries of the case actually settled, thus tending to stabilise the legal system. What are the possibilities and limits of such a perspective for EU courts and other international courts?

The system of EU law forms an autonomous legal order of its own, different from national law as well as from classic public international law. This seminar intends to examine the specificities of the EU judiciary as compared to national and other international courts. The compelling direct effect of EU judgments and their guiding and unifying character for the EU level as well as for the national level in the ambit of EU law gives the EU courts activities their own special dimension and importance.

In this context, the courts organisational and procedural framework, above all the access to justice, will have to be reviewed in the light of their specific tasks and competences. The same goes for their specific methods of interpreting and applying the law, not least including inspiration from comparative law. Besides the judicial recognition of general principles of law, alongside with autonomous EU fundamental rights, the realisation of procedural justice and/or substantial justice will also be discussed.

Speakers

Judge and President of Chamber, General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg Chair
Director, European Training and Research Center for Human Rights and Democracy; Deputy Head, Institute of International Law and International Relations, University of Graz Chair

Dr.iur Mag.rer.soc.oec Josef AZIZI

Judge and President of Chamber, General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg

1966-1967 Studies in General Linguistics, supplementary examination in Ancient Greek
1967-1971 Studies in Socio-Economics (Mag.rer.soc.oec.), University of Vienna
1969-1973 Studies in Law (Mag. et Dr.jur.), University of Vienna
1974-1988 University Assistant and Senior Assistant, Institute for Constitutional and Administrative Law, Vienna School of Economics
1976-2006 Lecturer/Visiting Professor, Public Law, Vienna School of Economics
1985-1994 Civil Servant, Constitutional Department, Austrian Federal Chancellery
1985-1994 Representative ad litem before the Verfassungsgerichtshof (Constitutional Court) in proceedings for review of the constitutionality of federal laws
1985-1989 Member, Council of Europe's Steering Committee on Legal Cooperation (CDCJ)
1989-1994 Head, Department of European Integration Legal Matters and International Economic Law Matters, Federal Chancellery
 Since 1992 Member, Faculty of EURAS European Advanced Studies and EUROJUS, Danube University, Krems
 Since 1993 Reader, University of Vienna
1989-1994 Coordinator responsible for the adaptation of Austrian federal law to Community law; preparation of constitutional legislation in EU matters
 Since 1995 Judge, General Court of the European Union (GC)
1993-1994 Member, Working Party on CELEX, Austrian Legal Information System
 Since 2000 Part-time Lecturer, University of Luxembourg (and Institut universitaire international, Luxembourg)
1997/1998 President of Chamber at the General Court
 Since 2001 Reader, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
 Since 2002 Member, MEIR Specialist Advisory Council of the European Academy, Bozen
 Since 2003 Member, Faculty of Master of Laws in Transnational Business Practice, University of Salzburg
2000/2001 President of Chamber, General Court
 Since 2004 Member (from 2008: Vice-Chairman), Board of Trustees, European Law Academy (ERA), Trier
2003/2004 President of Chamber, General Court
 Since 2007 President of Chamber, General Court
 Since 2008 Honorary Professor, Law Faculty, University of Vienna
 Since 2009 Member, Editorial Board, "European State Aid Law Quarterly" (EStAL
2006/2007 Chairman, Procedural Committee, General Court

DDr. Renate KICKER

Director, European Training and Research Center for Human Rights and Democracy; Deputy Head, Institute of International Law and International Relations, University of Graz

1972 Doctorate degree in Law, Karl-Franzens University Graz
1974 Doctoral degree in Political Sciences, Karl-Franzens University Graz
1972-1975 Research Assistant, Institute of International Law and International Relations, Karl-Franzens-University Graz
since 1995 Associate Professor, Institute of International Law and International Relations, Karl-Franzens-University Graz
since 2005 Deputy Head, Institute of International Law and International Relations, Karl-Franzens-University Graz
1997-2009 Member of the Council of CPT - European Commitee for the Prevention of Torture
2007-2009 1st Vice-president, CPT - European Commitee for the Prevention of Torture
since 2010 Director, ETC - European Training and Research Center for Human Rights and Democracy, Graz
since 2012 Chairperson, Human Rights Advisory Council to the Austrian Ombudsman Board

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