A manifesto for the judicial and legal system in Europe

On 9 June, all 27 members of the European Union held elections for the European Parliament. The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) issued its own manifesto prior to the elections which called on the Parliament to play its part in demanding adequate resources for the judicial system and a well-resourced legal aid system within the European Union. The document called on EU institutions to ensure that member states are allocating sufficient financial and human resources to their judicial systems., including investments in infrastructure, technology, and personnel recruitment.

The manifesto also highlighted the importance of supporting the development of a European justice area that allows individuals to effectively enforce their rights across different member states, with a well-functioning cross-border judicial cooperation mechanism.

The CCBE used its manifesto overall to advocate for greater EU support and funding, in order to help develop judicial systems that are capable of handling current societal challenges and ensuring that all individuals, regardless of their financial situation, have adequate access to legal representation and justice.

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