Superior Courts Network
The overall aim of the SCN is to enrich dialogue and the implementation of the Convention.
The more concrete operational objective is to create a practical and useful means of exchanging relevant information on Convention case-law and related matters.
The President of the ECHR has entrusted the management of the SCN to the Jurisconsult of the ECHR.
On account of the health crisis, the Forum of the Superior Courts Network (SCN) took place on 10 July 2020 in the form of a webinar.
On the theme of Adapting judicial systems to the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impact on the right to a fair trial, the webinar was opened by President Robert Spano.
Speakers from the ECtHR and from the Network’s member courts discussed the procedural and practical measures taken to adapt to this unprecedented situation, and the applicable norms under Article 6 (right to a fair trial) of the Convention....
Message from President Sicilianos
'' Dialogue with the national courts is truly part of our Court’s DNA. In this regard, the Superior Courts Network is a perfect illustration of such dialogue, bringing together a community which is united by the desire to apply the principle of subsidiarity effectively and shares the common aim of ensuring that the decisions reached at domestic level are compatible with European case-law.[...] ''