Lunchtime talk with Judge François Paychère
On 20 September 2017, Dr. François Paychère, Judge at the Court of Auditors, Geneva, gave a lunchtime talk entitled, “Is there still a judge in the courtroom (or when artificial intelligence meets the judge)?” In his insightful and thought-provoking exposé, based in part on his experiences at the Council of Europe where he was the president of the working-group on the quality of justice, Judge Paychère discussed the relationship between digitalization and the justice system. Judge Paychère emphasised the ability of modern technology to store and interpret ever-greater caches of legal, personal and factual data, which may lead eventually to “predictive justice”. However, he stressed that this may lead to a paradigm shift both in terms of access to, and the role of, justice, requiring further consideration as to the role of the state and private enterprise in this emerging field. His talk was followed by an enthusiastic discussion.
Press Release 09/17 - Case E-15/16 - Yara International ASA v the Norwegian Government, represented by the Ministry of Finance
Judgment in Case E-15/16 - Yara International ASA v the Norwegian Government, represented by the Ministry of Finance
Press Release 08/17 - Case E-11/16 - Mobil Betriebskrankenkasse v Tryg Forsikring
Judgment in Case E-11/16 - Mobil Betriebskrankenkasse v Tryg Forsikring
Press Release 07/17 - Case E-9/16 - EFTA Surveillance Authority v the Kingdom of Norway
Judgment in Case E-9/16 - EFTA Surveillance Authority v the Kingdom of Norway
Judgment in Case E-9/16 - EFTA Surveillance Authority v the Kingdom of Norway, delivered in open Court on 14 July 2017.
Official Visit of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court
From 5 to 7 July 2017, a delegation of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court led by President Ulrich Meyer paid an official visit to the Court. The full delegation, comprised of President Meyer, Vice-President Martha Niquille, Federal Judge Yves Donzallaz, and Secretary-General Paul Tschümperlin were formally welcomed to the Court by President Carl Baudenbacher. During the first roundtable, on 5 July, the distinguished guests participated in a round table with the judges and legal secretaries of the Court where Presidents Meyer and Baudenbacher gave initial speeches on the structure and tasks of their respective courts.
On 6 July 2017, the delegation attended the oral hearing in Case E-21/16 Pascal Nobile v DAS Rechtsschutz-Versicherungs AG, a request for an Advisory Opinion by the Princely Court of Appeal of the Principality of Liechtenstein (Fürstliches Obergericht) following a briefing on the Court’s procedures. In the afternoon, the group was joined by EFTA Assistant Secretary General Georges Baur, and a further roundtable was held on ‘The future of European integration: EU, EEA, Switzerland and the UK after Brexit.’ Lectures were given by Judge Per Christiansen, EFTA Assistant Secretary General Georges Baur, and President Carl Baudenbacher. On 7 July, the Swiss guests visited the Belval campus of the University of Luxembourg and the village of Schengen where the Agreement between the contracting parties on the gradual abolition of checks at their common borders was signed in 1985. All four EFTA States, the three EFTA/EEA Member States Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and Switzerland, have signed agreements in association with the Schengen Treaty.
The Official Visit of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court provided an excellent opportunity for the exchange of views and experiences between colleagues, furthering the judicial dialogue, in both formal and convivial surroundings.
For the speech of the President at the event please click here
For the gallery of photographs from the event please click here
Press Release (PR 06/17) - Official Visit of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court
From 5 to 7 July 2017, a delegation of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court led by President Ulrich Meyer will pay an official visit to the Court. The distinguished guests will participate in several roundtables and attend the oral hearing in Case E-21/16 Pascal Nobile v DAS Rechtsschutz-Versicherungs AG. DAS is a Swiss corporation domiciled in Lucerne.
EFTA Ministerial Meeting 2017 in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
For the Oral Statement of President Carl Baudenbacher please click here