The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

 

European Union / Council of Europe joint Programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey”, Theme I: Ensuring Justice, Project “Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Kosovo*” (KoSEJ)


1er Juillet 2016-30 Juin 2018

 

Overall objective

 

This Action aims to improve the day-to-day functioning and quality of the justice system in Kosovo*, by making available to the beneficiaries the methodology and tools of the CEPEJ. The application of this methodology and tools leads to an increased capacity of the responsible beneficiaries to assess the efficiency of the Kosovo* judicial system, ensuring that justice is delivered within a reasonable time and that it meets good quality standards.

This Action will address the courts, and also strengthen the knowledge of the beneficiaries on the tools and methodology of the CEPEJ.

 

Specific objectives

 

The first specific objective is to enhance the efficiency of the justice system in accordance with CEPEJ standards and tools on judicial statistics and time management with:
- An in-depth and global assessment of the judicial system with recommendations for improvements;

- Support to the capacity of the KJC and of courts to improve judicial time management, the collection and management of statistical data and enhance their efficiency in accordance with CEPEJ methodology and tools, in particular the SATURN Guidelines.


The second specific objective is to enhance the quality of the justice system, in accordance with CEPEJ quality standards and tools with:

- Court Coaching Programmes in close cooperation with the KJC in individual courts in view of building the capacity of courts to deliver a better justice service in accordance with CEPEJ quality tools such as the Checklist for promoting the quality of justice and the courts and the Handbook on conducting users’ satisfaction surveys.

Main beneficiaries and partners

 

The Ministry of Justice, the Kosovo Judicial Council, Courts, the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council and the Kosovo Judicial Institute.

 

News

 

In-depth assessment of the judicial system in Kosovo*

Under the Action "Strengthening the efficiency and quality of justice in Kosovo*" (KoSEJ), which is part of the programme entitled "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey", co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, two CEPEJ experts conducted a mission in Kosovo from 12 to 14 December 2016. The objective of this mission was to collect data on the basis of the CEPEJ Evaluation Scheme and obtain additional information, in particular on the general functioning of the judicial system, as well as the daily work of courts and prosecution services.

 

Evaluation mission on judicial statistics and on information technologies in the judicial field in Kosovo*

Under the Action "Strengthening the efficiency and quality of justice in Kosovo*" (KoSEJ), which is part of the programme entitled "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey", co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, the CEPEJ Secretariat went to Kosovo* from 22 to 24 November 2016 to pre-assess the quality and the methodology to collect judicial statistics, as well as to meet with partners of the CMIS project to collaborate on the computerisation of courts. On this occasion, the meetings with key interlocutors representing the Action’s beneficiaries, partners and other relevant actors is an important step to prepare an expert’s mission in December 2016 which will serve the first draft of the in-depth assessment of the justice system in Kosovo*. 

 

Inception mission in the framework of the Project "Horizontal facility for Western Balkans and Turkey in Kosovo* on 6 and 7 September 2016

A team from the CEPEJ Secretariat will visit Kosovo * (Pristina) to launch the new project entitled "Strengthening the effectiveness and quality of justice in Kosovo *", which is part of the programme entitled "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey", funded by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe. The team will meet the key project partners (Minister of Justice, Council of Justice, Court Presidents), as well as with international actors, to discuss the activities that will be implemented as part of this new project.

 


* All reference to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo

 

 


 

Contacts

 

Council of Europe in Strasbourg: cepej@coe.int and/or Stephanie Burel, Project manager

 

Council of Europe office in Pristina: coe.pristina@coe.int

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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