Khudayar Mohla –
Brussels, (TLTP) : As many as 27 member state representatives in the European Union on Wednesday appointed Jean Richard de la Tour (France) as Advocate General to the Court of Justice, following the death of Mr Yves Bot, the previous French Advocate General.
Mr Richard de la Tour has been appointed as Advocate General for the period of four years sex months and 13 days from 23 March 2020 for the remainder of Mr Bot’s term of office, ending on 6 October 2024.
The Court of Justice of the European Union consists of two courts: the Court of Justice and the General Court. The judges and advocates-general are appointed by common accord of the governments of the member states after consultation of a panel responsible for giving an opinion on prospective candidates’ suitability to perform the duties concerned. They are chosen from among individuals whose independence is beyond doubt.
For appointment to the Court of Justice, candidates must possess the qualifications required for appointment, in their respective countries, to the highest judicial offices, or be jurisconsults of recognised competence.
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