GEMME was created on the 19-th of December 2003, under the leadership of Guy CANIVET, First President of the French Supreme Court.

Members are grouped in national sections.

In its communication with the European institutions, Gemme has the status of Observer to the Council of Europe.

GEMME has been created to operate in the European Union and European Free Trade Association countries.

GEMME brings together career judges specializing in civil, commercial, labour, family, and criminal fields.

Lawyers, academics and mediators may be admitted as associate members.

GEMME works to develop and monitor the quality of mediation and conciliation (with conferences, good practices, guides, and exchange of experiences training).