Part II

Lavinia LEFTERACHE, Recruitement of Judges in Romania
Methods used to recruit judges are a sensitive subject because they involve the issue of the independence of the judiciary. Citizens see their judges as a personification of the judiciary and expect them to be independent and impartial throughout the career. Consequently, recruitement of judges , training of magistrates, codes of ethics, efficacy of the judiciary represent more than a checklist of individual actions that can be ticked off one by one. They are all interlinked. Progress on one has impact on others. Each benchmark is a building block in the construction of an independent, impartial judicial system.

Key-words: recruitement of judges , independence, promotion, National Institute of Magistracy

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