Training Program for Future Technical Judges of the UPC is currently taking place in Strasbourg with an completely incredible lineup of speakers including the Who-is-Who of the UPC experts.
This blogger is most impressed about the enthusiasm of the speakers and the audience.
The first session on thursday started with welcoming words of Yves Lapierre (INPI), Max Brunner (French Ministry of Justice) and Cristophe Geiger (Ceipi) to continue with a resume of the long history of the UPC by Margot Fröhlinger (EPI) sharing some tiny bits of her knowledge on what happened behind the scenes in the course of the negotiations. Patlit hopes that she will someday publish an autobiography with even more of that ...
Alain Giradet and Sir Robin Jacob then shared their thoughts on Judicial Ethics and Independence (and on a lot of other issues of course) and gave most interesting insights on what it means to be a judge.
A brief summary of the second and third session will follow.