The Spanish General Council of Judicial Power grants judgment in favour of Genero

Madrid, Spain – November 15, 2010 – Four Js Development Tools announces the deployment of Genero throughout the Spanish General Council of the Judicial Power (Spanish: Consejo General del Poder Judicial de España or CGJP) after performing a significant overhaul of its core applications to make them easier to use, maintain and deploy.

Emblem of the General Council of the Judicial Power

For this purpose, the CGJP collaborated with Four Js Iberia to migrate its core applications, which manage careers, its governing bodies, warehouses and circuit judges’ timetables.

This ambitious project was completed in just 6 months with professional services provided by the Four Js Iberian subsidiary.

About the General Council of the Judicial Power

The General Council of the Judicial Power is the constitutional body which governs all the Judiciary of Spain, such as courts, and judges, as it is established by the Spanish Constitution of 1978, article 122 and developed by the Organic Law 6/1985 of the Judiciary Power (LOPJ). The President of the CGJP is also the president of the Supreme Court.

The CGJP is not a jurisdictional body, but an overseeing and organising body of the Spanish Judiciary. Among its main functions are:

  • To elect, among its members, its president and president of the Supreme Court,
  • To nominate, by a three fifths supermajority two justices of the Constitutional Court,
  • To oversee and inspect the activities of judges and courts,
  • To select, train, assign destination, administrative situations and establish and keep the disciplinary rules and procedures of judges and magistrates,
  • To name judges and with the assessment of the Minister of Justice, the Magistrates of the Supreme Court, Court presidents and magistrates.

The CGJP is also compelled to report on all the laws and legal dispositions of the State and the Autonomous Communities pertaining judiciary questions, as well as to be heard upon the naming of the Attorney General of the State.

The CGJP is made up of 20 members, named for a period of five years by the King, on the assessment of the Minister of Justice, after being nominated by both houses of the Cortes Generales.

Its members are:

  • Twelve members who are active judges and magistrates, of which the Congress of Deputies names six and the Senate the other six in any case by a three fifths supermajority. These members are drafted out of a list of 36 judges and magistrates proposed by the professional associations of judges and magistrates, that represent at least two percent of the active judges and magistrates.
  • Eight Lawyers or other legal professionals with more than fifteen years of active service, four on proposal of the Congress of Deputies and another four on proposal of the Senate.

Source : Wikipedia