Access to justice is an essential element in ensuring respect for the right to a fair trial.

More than ever, judicial officers play an essential role in the trial, but also upstream, with the initiation of the proceedings, and downstream, with the enforcement.

In this regard, the service of documents by judicial officers constitutes the keystone of the fair trial.

While this activity is carried out by a large number of you and can be carried out anywhere in the world, in certain countries, it represents an only part, or none, of the activities that you carry out.

At the time of the reform of the European regulation on the cross-border service of documents, it is important to hear the voice of the judicial officers in this field.

You can consult and download this position paper by clicking HERE.