Conference on Evaluating European Judicial Systems
The Hague - 2-3 May 2005
Conference Venue
 Netherlands Congress Centre
 Churchillplein 10 2517 JW
 The Hague

The Conference, organised in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands in The Hague on 2-3 May, presented the first report on evaluation of judicial systems prepared by the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ).

The Council of Europe’s European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) submitted its report on evaluation of European judicial systems to the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Maud De Boer-Buquicchio, in the presence of the Minister of Justice of the Netherlands, Jan Piet Hein Donner.

This first report, which contains data on some 40 European countries, gave the Council of Europe a genuine key to understanding the workings of judicial systems in Europe. Collection and analysis of these essential data should allow decision-makers and the judicial community to identify the main trends in the organisation of courts, pinpoint problems, and help to implement reforms to make justice more efficient.

The conference, organised by the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands, provided an opportunity to consider practical arrangements for regular evaluation of European judicial systems in the future.

Maud de Boer-Buqquichio: ''The Council of Europe plays a pre-eminent role in promoting the efficiency of justice'' (more...)

2 May 2005: Presentation of the Report ''European Judicial Systems 2002 by Eberhard Desch, President of the CEPEJ - General context Rapport

3 May 2005
Efficiency of Judicial procedures: are there optima l timeframes in justice?
- Evaluating judicial systems: a common need for promoting shared values in Europe

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The report on European Judicial Systems, which is a first of its kind in Europe, includes precise and argued information with detailed figures which help to understand the functioning of judicial systems
Report on European Judicial Systems (Pdf)
Other useful texts

The conference in pictures

  European Day of Civil Justice
The Council of Europe and the European Commission will organise the 3rd edition of the European day of civil justice on 25 October 2005. During that day fixed on 25th October of every year, member States are invited to open their courts or to organise meetings with professionals of civil justice in order to help the citizens acquire a better knowledge of civil justice and thus improve the access to justice.

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