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The High Council for the Judiciary in Italy Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura is a constitutional organ, autonomous and independent of all other powers. It stands as a guardian of the independence of the judiciary and judges. The primary objective of the Council is to guarantee the autonomy and independence of ordinary magistrates, especially towards the executive power and the Minister of Justice. The Council also has jurisdiction for employment, assignments and transfers, promotions and disciplinary measures of judges.