30 September 2020

LawRules #2: We need to talk about Judicial Nominations

It’s easy to agree that judicial independence is important – but who gets to be a part of the judiciary, who gets promoted to which court and who enters the highest ranks is a decision that has to be taken by someone, and a lot depends on who that someone is.

Controlling judicial nominations is one of the key elements in all authoritarian takeover strategies which have been implemented in recent years in Poland, in Hungary and elsewhere. This is what we will discuss with our three distinguished guests today.


FILIPPO DONATI is a professor of constitutional law at the University of Florence, a lay member of the Concilio Superiore della Magistratura of Italy and since June of this year the president of the European Network of Councils of the Judiciary.

JOANNA HETNAROWICZ-SIKORAis a judge at the district court of Slupsk in northern Poland and a member of the board of the independent judges’ association IUSTITIA.

CHRISTIANE SCHMALTZ is a judge at the highest German civil and criminal court, the Bundesgerichtshof.


SUGGESTED CITATION  Donati, Filippo, Hetnarowicz-Sikora, Joanna, Schmaltz, Christiane; Steinbeis, Maximilian: LawRules #2: We need to talk about Judicial Nominations, VerfBlog, 2020/9/30, https://verfassungsblog.de/lawrules-2-we-need-to-talk-about-judicial-nominations/, DOI: 10.17176/20200930-153648-0.

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