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Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) The rule of law is one of the main values upheld by the Council of Europe and the judiciary is its cornerstone.
With evaluation reports on corruption in Finland and in Iceland published this week by the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption group GRECO, this edition of the Journal looks at what the Organisation is doing to fight corruption, including interviews with Wolgang Rau, GRECO Executive Secretary, Erkki Laukkanen, Head of Transparency International in Finland, and Björn Thorvaldsson, Head of Iceland’s delegation to GRECO. There is also an interview with Stan Frossard, talking about the Council of Europe’s work to tackle match-fixing across Europe.
The Regional Court of Antwerp, Belgium, Winner of the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize for innovative Court practices The 2012 European Crystal Scales of Justice prize for innovative court practices was awardedon 25 October 2012 in Vilnius (Lithuania), marking the European Day of Civil Justice, in presence of the Minister of Justice of Lithuania. The jury of eminent individuals from the judicial world, examined 38 applications from some 18 European States.