Want to be a judge at Kirchberg's European Court of Justice?
(ADW) Fancy being a judge at the European Court of Justice in Kirchberg? The position recently became free when Luxembourg judge Jean-Jacques Kasel announced his retirement from the prestigious post.
You haven’t got long to apply though as applications need to be sent to the State Department before the announcement of Kasel’s successor is made on April 6. Therefore those interested in representing the Grand Duchy in the Court’s golden towers, should apply by April 5, agreed the Council of Ministers in its meeting held last Friday.
However the application and nomination procedure is not a simple one and is in fact laid out in Article 253 of the Lisbon Treaty. Applicant profiles are clearly defined and of course include the need for extensive legal expertise. Total independence is also a must.
The position must be filled as the retirement of Luxembourger Jean-Jacques Kasel was announced for October 6. Kasel took up the post on January 1, 2008 from his successor, Romain Schintgen.
Rumours have recently been circulating that the Luxembourg Justice Minister François Biltgen, is interested in applying for Kasel’s job when it becomes free.
Each country of the European Union may appoint a judge to the institution in Kirchberg, the Union’s highest ranking court, for a term of six years.