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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

Doctorate degree in Law, Karl-Franzens University Graz Doctoral degree in Political Sciences, Karl-Franzens University Graz Research Assistant, Institute of International Law and International Relations, Karl-Franzens-University Graz Associate Professor, Institute of International Law and International Relations, Karl-Franzens-University Graz Deputy Head, Institute of International Law and International Relations, Karl-Franzens-University Graz Member of the Council of CPT - European Commitee for the Prevention of Torture 1st Vice-president, CPT - European Commitee for the Prevention of Torture Director, ETC - European Training and Research Center for Human Rights and Democracy, Graz
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