The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

                                                                         

“Strengthening the efficiency and quality of the Slovak judicial system”

 

01/04/2017 - 31.03.2019


Project's objectives

 

To improve the efficiency and quality of the Slovak judicial system, through a thorough assessment of the efficiency and quality of the judicial system and application of CEPEJ tools and methodology.

Expected results

 

- The Slovak judicial system is assessed as regards efficiency and quality, and relevant recommendations to improve these aspects and contribute to potential reforms are formulated by CEPEJ experts.


- Recommendations are addressed by CEPEJ experts to the Slovak authorities as regards the capacity development of an analytical centre and how to use the IT system more efficiently, and other specific issues.


- The efficiency and quality of courts is enhanced through application of CEPEJ methodology and tools on judicial time management and quality of justice in pilot courts.

 

Main activities

 

- Collection of qualitative and quantitative indicators on the functioning of the justice system at national level and at individual courts’ level and visits of CEPEJ experts to present the tools and methodology developed by CEPEJ, discuss the data collected and meet court representatives and representatives of other institutions involved in order to get a better insight of the performance of the judicial system;

- Developing of assessment reports including recommendations for further reforms and measures to strengthen the efficiency and quality of the Slovak judicial system.

- Implementing Court coaching programmes in pilot courts for application of CEPEJ methodology and tools on judicial time management and quality of justice.

 

Project beneficiaries and stakeholders


The main partner is the Ministry of Justice of Slovakia. Courts, judges and court staff, the analytical centre (to be developed) will be involved in the project.


The project is financed by Slovakia, through funds coming from the European Social Fund.

 

News

 

 

Mission of CEPEJ experts to support increased efficiency and quality of the Slovak judicial system
A team of CEPEJ experts representing Austria, France, Italy, The Netherlands, and Croatia conducted on 5-8 June 2017 a fact-finding mission to the Slovak Republic. The mission took place under the co-operation project “Strengthening the efficiency and quality of the Slovak judicial system”, which is financed by the European Social Fund. It is contemporary with active policy reforms such as introducing changes in the procedure of selection of judicial candidates, optimisation of the court mapping and further specialisation of courts, simplification of some proceedings, introducing electronic payment orders, enhancing the ICT tools and statistical data analysis in view of better court management and more efficient courts etc., which are part of the strategy of the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic to improve the organisation and functioning of the national court system. As part of the mission, CEPEJ experts had enriching exchanges with representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Supreme Court, Bar Association, Judges’ Association and CSOs active in the field of judicial reforms, and visited 6 regional and district courts in Bratislava, Banská Bystrica, Galanta and Senica. Based on the methodology and tools adopted by the CEPEJ, the expert team will draw up a report including their main findings as well as detailed recommendations on the way to further improve the efficiency of Slovak courts and the quality of their services.

 

Programme "Strengthening the efficiency and quality of the Slovak judicial system through the application of the tools and methodology of the CEPEJ"

The Slovak Republic has made a voluntary contribution of € 700,000 to strengthen the efficiency and quality of the Slovak judicial system through the application of the tools and methodology of the CEPEJ. The agreement was signed on 31 March 2017 by Ms Marcela Hanusová, Chargé d’affaires a.i., Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic, and Mrs Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General.

 

 

 

 

Contacts

 

 Council of Europe: Leonid Antohi, Tel: +33 (0)3 90 21 49 65
 

Translated documents

 

Measuring the quality of justice - Meranie kvality justície (CEPEJ(2016)12)

Time management checklist (Checklist of indicators for the analysis of lengths of proceedings in the justice system)(CEPEJ(2005)12) - KOMISIA RADY EURÓPY PRE HODNOTENIE EFEKTÍVNOSTI JUSTÍCIE (CEPEJ) - KONTROLNÝ ZOZNAM MANAŽMENTU CASU - (Kontrolný zoznam ukazovatelov analýzy dlžky konania v systéme súdnictva)

Revised SATURN guidelines for judicial time management (2nd revision) (CEPEJ(2014)16) - KOMISIA RADY EURÓPY PRE HODNOTENIE EFEKTÍVNOSTI JUSTÍCIE (CEPEJ) - Riadiaca skupina Centra SATURN pre casový manažment sudcov (CEPEJ-SATURN) - REVIDOVANÉ USMERNENIA CENTRA SATURN K CASOVÉMU MANAŽMENTU SUDCOV (2. revidované znenie)

CEPEJ guidelines on judicial statistics (GOJUST) - KOMISIA RADY EURÓPY PRE HODNOTENIE EFEKTÍVNOSTI JUSTÍCIE (CEPEJ) - USMERNENIA KOMISIE CEPEJ O JUSTICNÝCH ŠTATISTIKÁCH (GOJUST) (CEPEJ(2008)11)

Checklist for promoting the quality of justice and the courts - KOMISIA RADY EURÓPY PRE HODNOTENIE EFEKTÍVNOSTI JUSTÍCIE (CEPEJ) - Kontrolný zoznam na podporu kvality súdnictva a súdov - prijatý komisiou CEPEJ na jej 11. plenárnom zasadnutí (CEPEJ(2008)2)

European commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) - Towards European Timeframes for Judicial Proceedings - Implementation Guide / KOMISIA RADY EURÓPY PRE HODNOTENIE EFEKTÍVNOSTI JUSTÍCIE (CEPEJ) - Cesta k európskym casovým rámcom súdnych konaní - Metodické usmernenie k ich zavádzaniu / CEPEJ(2016)5

Handbook for conducting satisfaction surveys aimed at Court users in Council of Europe's member States (CEPEJ(2010)1) / EURÓPSKA KOMISIA PRE EFEKTÍVNOST SÚDNICTVA (Commission européenne pour l'efficacité de la justice – CEPEJ) - PRÍRUCKA PRIESKUMU SPOKOJNOSTI ÚCASTNÍKOV SÚDNYCH KONANÍ S FUNGOVANÍM SÚDOV V CLENSKÝCH ŠTÁTOCH RADY EURÓPY [This is the translation of the former version of the Handbook which has been updated in December 2016: Handbook for conducting satisfaction surveys aimed at Court users in the Council of Europe's member States - (12/2016)]

 

 

 

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CO-OPERATION

Albania

Azerbaijan

Croatia

Jordan

Kosovo*

Latvia

Republic of Moldova

Morocco

Tunisia

Turkey

Ukraine

Eastern partnership

Targeted co-operation

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