The committees

What is the role of the Nominations and Appointments Committees (NAC)?

  • Presentation of candidates for a nomination or appointment
  • Judiciary entrance examinations
  • Directives on the training of judges and judicial interns

For more information, refer to Careers.

What is the role of the Advisory and Investigation Committees (AIC)?

  • Opinions and recommendations to policy-makers
  • Handing complaints
  • Audits and special inquiries
  • Monitoring internal control mechanisms

For more information, refer to Opinions and Supervision.

A word of explanation

Two committees are established within each board: a Nominations and Appointments Committee (NAC), composed of 14 members, and an Advisory and Investigation Committee (AIC), which has 8 members.

These committees also sit in joint sessions: the Joint Nominations and Appointments Committee (JNAC), composed of 28 members, and the Joint Advisory and Investigation Committee (JAIC), composed of 16 members.

At least one member of the French-language Nominations Committee must have knowledge of German.

In order to deliberate validly, each Nominations Committee must have a quorum of at least 10 members present. In order to deliberate validly, each Advisory Committee must have a quorum of at least 6 members present.