The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

… May 2011

SEMINAR ON THE EUROPEAN STANDARDS IN RELATION TO PERFORMANCE AND THE EVALUATION OF JUDGES’ WORK AND ETHICAL STANDARDS

6st and 7th June 2011
in XXX,
Belgrade, Serbia


organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the High Judicial Council of the Republic of Serbia

DRAFT PROGRAMME

06 June 2011

9h00 – 9h15 Registration of the participants

9h15 – 09h30 Welcome address by Mrs Nata MESAROVIC, President of High Judicial Council;

      Introduction of the programme
      Antje Rothemund, Head of Office, Council of Europe Belgrade

09h30 – 10h00 Introduction to the Council of Europe's Recommendation (2010)12 on judges: independence, efficiency and responsibilities

      Eberhard DESCH, member of the European Committee of Legal Cooperation (CDCJ), former President of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), Head of Division at the Federal Ministry of Justice of Germany

10h00 – 10h30 Introduction to the European standards on ethics of judges, including Opinions of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) N° 1 (2001) on standards concerning the independence of the judiciary and the irremovability of judges and N° 3 (2002) on ethics and liability of judges

      Reinier van ZUTPHEN, Member of the CCJE, Chairman of the Dutch Association of Judges and Prosecutors (NVVR) and Vice-President of the Districht Court of Utrecht, the Netherlands

10h30 – 11h00 Discussion

11h00 – 11h30 Break

11h30 – 12h00 Drafting a Code of Ethics for judges: experience from Luxembourg

      Jean-Claude WIWINIUS, Member of the CCJE, Chairman of Chamber at the Court of Appeal of Luxembourg

12h00 – 12h15 Discussion

12h15 – 12h45 Main principles of the ethics of judges: experience from the Netherlands

      Reinier van ZUTPHEN, Member of the CCJE, Chairman of the Dutch Association of Judges and Prosecutors (NVVR) and Vice-President of the Districht Court of Utrecht, the Netherlands

12h45 – 13h00 Discussion

13h00 – 14h30 Lunch break

14h30 – 17h30 Introduction to the tools designed by the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) to improve the efficiency and quality of the public service of justice

      Fabio BARTOLOMEO, Member of the CEPEJ, Director general of statistics at the Italian Ministry of Justice
      and
      Stéphane LEYENBERGER, Secretary of the CEPEJ

16h00 – 16h30 Break

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07 June 2011

9h30 – 10h00 How to use court statistics for improving efficiency and quality in courts ?

      Fabio BARTOLOMEO, Member of the CEPEJ, Director general of statistics at the Italian Ministry of Justice
      and

10h00 – 10h30 Discussion

10h30 – 11h00 Break

11h00 – 11h30 Practical implementation of quality system in the courts in the Netherlands

      Reinier van ZUTPHEN, Member of the CCJE, Chairman of the Dutch Association of Judges and Prosecutors (NVVR) and Vice-President of the Districht Court of Utrecht, the Netherlands

11h30 – 12h00 Discussion

12h00 – 12h15 General report

      Eberhard DESCH, member of the European Committee of Legal Cooperation (CDCJ), former President of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), Head of Division at the Federal Ministry of Justice of Germany

12h15 – 12h30 Closing remarks

      Mrs Nata MESAROVIC, President of the High Judicial Council

12h30 – 14h30 Lunch

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Contacts at the Council of Europe

Milica Vesovic
Project Officer
Judicial Reform
Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department
Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs
Council of Europe
Tel: + 33 (0)3 88 41 3611
Fax: + 33 (0)3 88 41 27 36
e-mail: milica.vesovic@coe.int

Ms Isabelle Koenig
Assistant
Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Division
Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs
Tel : + 33 3 90 21 4318
Fax : +33 3 88 41 37 43
E-mail: isabelle.koenig@coe.int