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The Council for Administration of Courts in Estonia is not a typical national judicial authority that actively participates in the appointment of judges and which safeguards their independence and independence of the courts. It is the body that has been appointed to co administer the courts and control limit the competences of the Minister of Justice. This status of the Council results from the omission of this body in the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia. The position of the Council was shaped at the level of laws 10 years after the Estonian Constitution was adopted. Protection of courts is implemented as an additional function. The main task of the Council is to improve the management of courts.