The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

CEPEJ Innovation Centre - Platform for exchange of good practices


The main objective of the "CEPEJ Innovation Centre - Platform for exchange of good practices" is to highlight innovative practices or recognised practices that can serve as a model applicable in other European countries, allowing the increase of efficiency, quality and independence of judicial systems.

Is considered as "good practice" any practice which meets the general mission of the CEPEJ which is to contribute to a better functioning and performance of the judiciary or the courts, while guaranteeing the quality of services provided to litigants. Moreover, it is necessary that any practice found previous application and gave conclusive results within the authority concerned. Will be particularly highlighted any practice that meets the targets set by the CEPEJ instruments in terms of optimisation of court proceedings and quality of justice.

You will find below a non-exhaustive list of subjects :

- The ability to monitor the overall length of proceedings; the development of criteria for defining and managing optimal timeframes ; the predictability of timeframes for users, and the availability to the public of data concerning the length of proceedings at the national or court level; development efforts to promptly diagnose delays and mitigate their consequences
- Court management in terms of human resources and finances
- Use of new technologies in the judicial work
- File management and archiving;
- Monitoring of legal expertise;
- Definition of quality standards for the courts;
- Access to law and jurisprudence;
- Communication with clients and justice professionals;
- Allocation of cases and delegation of judges’ responsibilities to non-judge staff;
- Knowledge sharing between courts and judges;
- Case management;
- Mediation ;
- Legal aid;
- Execution of judicial decisions.


Rules and application form

Contact: cepej@coe.int


CEPEJ Innovation Centre: 4 new examples of good practice implemented by the Latvian Court Administration (15 May 2017)

In conformity with the Rules of the CEPEJ Innovation Centre, the CEPEJ publishes 4 examples of good practices implemented by the Latvian Court Administration.
- Audio protocol marking system TIX (Crystal Scales of Justice Prize 2015 special award)
TIX is a court session audio recording solution, enabling to conveniently prepare clear and interactive court session protocol in PDF format with linked text and audio data (read more about this project).
- Site of electronic auctions
As of 1 July 2015 Executive Case Register module - Electronic Auction Site (hereinafter - the Site) commenced the work, providing the sworn bailiffs with a possibility to post announcements on auctions of the immovable property, to perform examination of the person for participation in the auction and authorisation thereof, to hold the auction, to send notifications to participants of the auction as well as to perform other activities related to organisation and course of the auction (read more about this project).
- Registry of enforcement cases
Registry of Enforcement cases (hereinafter - REC) is a national information system designed for certified bailiffs post duties stipulated by the law. It began operating in the beginning of 2012, but the mandatory transition to REC for all bailiffs was set to 31 December 2012. During these years, the REC is highly developed and has introduced a lot of new functionality that facilitates certified bailiff’s daily work (read more about this project).
- e-services portal
Court Administration has developed an e-services portal https://manas.tiesas.lv/eTiesas (available from January 2016). In the portal in user friendly and transparent manner court e-services are available in one place as well as customized for using tablet and mobile devices.
- Online authorization is provided by:
- • assigned requisites of Court Administration;
- • E-signature, eID card;
- • Internet bank.
(read more about this project).