The importance of an efficient judicial system as one of the main pillars of democracy was among the key messages today at consultations held for the representatives of the Macedonian judicial system. The activity is part of the work of the British Embassy in Macedonia in cooperation with the Academy of Judges and Public Prosecutors in Skopje and the Macedonian Ministry of Justice for sharing experience on judicial appointments. British experience in this area will be shared by Sir Robin Auld from the Slynn Foundation, and the representatives of the Judicial Appointments Commission, Mr. Justice Wilkie, and Mr Jeremy Brooks.
Our ambassador Charles Garrett shared the opening panel with Deputy Justice Minister Biljana Brishkoska-Boshkovski and Judge Aneta Arnaudovska, Director of the Academy of Judges and Public Prosecutors.
Our ambassador said:
The judicial system is like a foundation stone for democracy, for society, for the economy. It reaches into everyone’s lives directly or indirectly. It is an essential component of political and social stability, of economic growth. It is an essential component of Macedonia’s future. The United Kingdom has a long and respected tradition of judicial independence, and in this regard, I believe you will find it beneficial to discuss the comparative experience and practices of the United Kingdom in the areas of evaluation for appointment, training, appraisal and promotion of judges. I hope these discussions will add value to your efforts in furthering the independence of justice in Macedonia and strengthening this vital foundation stone of the country’s future.
These consultations on practices of judicial appointments are part of the wider efforts of the British Embassy in Macedonia to work with its Macedonian partners on the reform agenda for advancing the justice and home affairs agenda in Macedonia.
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