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Independent administration and administering independence

Astrid Asi, Chairman of Harju County Court
Liivi Loide, Chairman of Tartu County Court
Liina Naaber-Kivisoo, Chairman of Viru County Court
Toomas Talviste, Chairman of Pärnu County Court

Judicial independence is a constitutional value that encompasses both the independence of the judge as an individual and the independence of the court as an institution. ...

Ten years since the occupational pension reform – the road to an austere albeit “ethical” retirement?

Janek Laidvee, Tallinn Administrative Court judge

On 1 July 2013, amendments to the Courts Act came into force, transforming the system of social security for judges. The main change is the loss of judges’ occupational pensions for new appointees ...

We need to talk about the health of judges

Ruth Prigoda, Tallinn Administrative Court judge

Close your eyes for a moment and think about a situation that could end in permanent or partial incapacity for work and whether you would be willing and able to carry out high-quality work thereafter. Then consider whether you would want your case to be heard by a judge who has an addiction or mental disorder ...

Selection of judges: Is a European way emerging? [1]

Dr Salvija Mulevičienė, Professor at the Institute of Private Law and Head of the Justice Laboratory at Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

The judiciary plays a fundamentally important role in any democratic state governed by the rule of law. ...