The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

Programme: "Increase the efficiency of the Albanian justice system, in line with European standards"


Overall objective

 

The overall objective of the Project is to improve the efficiency and the quality of the public service of justice delivered to the Albanian citizens by the court system in accordance with European standards.

 

Specific objective

 

The specific objective of the project is to assist judicial authorities in developing an efficient court system, in line with the Justice Reform Strategy of Albania and European standards. This will be pursued through the application of the specific tools and methodology developed by the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) and capacity-building of key players in the field of the judiciary and court staff.

 

Expected results

 

1. The efficiency and effectiveness of Courts and court proceedings are enhanced;
2. The status, organisation and professionalism of court staff are improved;
3. The quality of the public service of justice and courts is improved.

 

Main activities

 

• In-depth assessment of the Albanian judicial system;
• Extending the CEPEJ Court Coaching Programme on the SATURN Guidelines on judicial time management to all Albanian courts;
• Improving the collection and analysis of judicial statistics for policy-making purposes;
• Strengthening capacity of the High Council of Justice and Judicial Inspectorate;
• Analysis of court organisation and court administrators’ capacity;
• Review of the training modules for judges and court staff;
• Capacity-building of the School of Magistrates;
• Study visits of the Constitutional Court staff to the European Court of Human Rights;
• Court satisfaction surveys carried out in selected 10 Albanian courts, and court plans developed accordingly;
• Improving the accessibility of the public to court decisions;
• Improving the relationship between the courts and the media.

 

Project beneficiaries and stakeholders

 

Ministry of Justice, High Council of Justice, Judicial Inspectorates of the MoJ and High Council of Justice, School of Magistrates and Office for the Administration of the Judicial Budget, Office of the Prosecutor General, Constitutional Court, Bar Association; Courts targeted by the project, as well as judges and court staff working in these courts.

 

News

 

Second Steering Committee Meeting of SEJ Project, 9 December 2014, Tirana, Albania [16 December 2014]

The members of the Steering committee of the Project: "Support to Efficiency of Justice (SEJ)" met on 9 November in Tirana to review the progress made in the implementation of the project within the last year. They evaluated in particular the first results of the court coaching programme in the five initial courts of Albania and the implementation of the CEPEJ SATURN and quality tools in these courts. They also prepared the implementation of court user satisfaction surveys in 10 courts of Albania. THe Steering committee if composed of representatives of the Council of Europe, the EU Delegation in Albania, the Albanian High Council of Justice, Ministry of Justice, School of Magistrates, as well as the chair of the Albanian courts. This Joint programme is financed by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe. The Joint Project is financed by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe.
Agenda

 

 

The judges and legal assistants of the Constitutional Court and other courts of Albania will be at the Council of Europe on 8 and 9 July [9 July 2014]

The judges and legal assistants of the Constitutional Court and other courts of Albania will be at the Council of Europe on 8 and 9 July. The aim of the visit is to increase the knowledge of the Convention of the European Court of Human Rights and adjudication of tasks among the judges and staff of these courts. The Albanian judges and legal assistants will also meet representatives of Committees of the Council of Europe such as the Venice Commission, the Department of Execution of Judgments of the Court and the Consultative Committee of European Prosecutors (CCPE) to discuss their work and European standards concerning independence and efficiency of judges. The visit is organised within the framework of the Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Support to Efficiency of Justice – SEJ”.
Agenda

 

 

“EU/COE Support to Efficiency of Justice (SEJ)": Project to be launched on 22 May 2014 in Tirana, Albania [16 May 2014]

The programme entitled “EU/COE Support to Efficiency of Justice (SEJ)” will be launched officially in Tirana on 22 May 2014 in the presence of the President of the Republic of Albania, M. Bujar Nishani, the Vice-Minister of Justice, M. Idlir Peçi, the Director General for enlargement of the European Commission, Mr Christian Danielsson, and Mr Stéphane Leyenberger, Head of the Justice Division of the Council of Europe and executive secretary of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ). The project which lasts two years, aims to improve the efficiency and quality of public services of justice delivered to the Albanian litigants through the concrete implementation, in all Albanian courts, of the specific tools and methodology developed by the CEPEJ.

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Agenda of the meeting of the steering committee

Agenda of the launching event

 

Meeting in Strasbourg on 9 April 2014 [8 April 2014]

A meeting on the implementation on CEPEJ SATURN tools in Albania with the CEPEJ experts and members of the Secretariat will take place in Strasbourg on 9 April 2014.

 

New programme to be launched on “Increasing the efficiency of the Albanian justice system (CEPEJ), in line with European standards” [24 January 2014]

The first visit to Albania of CEPEJ experts and members of the Secretariat took place from 27 to 30 January 2014. During this visit, the CEPEJ experts met the representatives of the Albanian authorities, judiciary and other international organisations, and defined the detailed work plan to support the implementation of the Justice Reform Strategy in Albania.

 


 

Project description sheet

Workplan

 


 

Contacts

cepej@coe.int

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CO-OPERATION

Targeted co-operation with member States

Joint programme: "Strengthening the Court Management System in Turkey" (JP COMASYT)

Strengthening democratic reform in the southern Neighbourhood (Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan)

Support to the Jordanian authorities in improving the quality and efficiency of the Jordanian justice system

Enhancing judicial reform in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine)

Increase the efficiency of the Albanian justice system, in line with European standards

Cooperation Programme between Croatia and the CEPEJ funded by Norway Grants

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