Presentation of the Network
The Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the Member States of the European Union decided to form an Association whose Constituent Assembly was held on 10 March 2004 at the French Cour de cassation with the financial support of the European Commission.
The Network is composed of the Presidents of the Supreme Courts of the 27 Member States. In addition, Presidents of the Supreme Courts of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and the United Kingdom have been admitted as Associate Members and Presidents of the Supreme Courts of Albania, Montenegro and Ukraine as Observers.
The Network brings together the Supreme Courts of 34 countries by encouraging discussion and the exchange of ideas. In addition, the Network provides a forum through which European institutions are given an opportunity to request the opinions of Supreme Courts.
The members of the Network gather regularly to discuss matters of common interest. The Presidents of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights are also invited to participate in the events of the Network.
The Network has, with the financial support of the European Commission, developed the Common Portal of Case Law ‒ a search engine publicly available on the website of the Network that enables case law searches on national case law databases.
The Board :
Ms Bettina Limperg, President of the Federal Court of Justice of Germany
Ms Beatrijs Deconinck, First President of the Cour de cassation of Belgium
Mr Antonis R. Liatsos, President of the Supreme Court of Cyprus
Mr Petr Angyalossy, President of the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic
Mr Villu Kõve, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Estonia
Mr Donal O’Donnell, Chief Justice of Ireland
Mr Pietro Curzio, First President of the Supreme Court of Italy
Ms Dineke de Groot, President of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands
Mr Ján Šikuta, President of the Supreme Court of Slovakia
Mr Damijan Florjančič, President of the Supreme Court of Slovenia
Mr Anders Eka, President of the Supreme Court of Sweden
Mr Dominique Hascher, Judge, French Cour de cassation