José Igreja Matos is Judge at the Court of Appeal of Porto, in Portugal. He has been President of the European Association of Judges (EAJ) since October 2016. He is also Vice President of the International Association of Judges (IAJ) since 2012. He has served in the Portuguese judiciary from 1989. He is a graduate of Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra (1988) and has a master degree of Escola de Direito da Universidade do Minho (2008). He is Director of the juridical review JULGAR ( He published several books and articles about themes related with the judiciary.