Independence, impartiality, integrity and professionalism are the core values of the judiciary. All though these values have not changed, society has, not in the least because of globalisation. The judiciary finds itself in a rapidly internationalised legal order, both within the European Union and outside it. This demands a wide cross-border perspective with regard to judicial cooperation and international relations. The Council for the Judiciary deems it an important part of its tasks to promote and protect the rule of law, both on an national and an international level.