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Joint programme: "Support to the Jordanian authorities in improving the quality and efficiency of the Jordanian justice system"


Project description sheet






3rd Steering Committee meeting in Jordan on 25 March 2015

CEPEJ experts and representatives of the Secretariat will travel to Amman from 24 to 26 March to meet Ministry of Justice officials, representatives of the Bar Association, the Judicial Council, the Judicial institute, as well as representatives from CEPEJ pilot courts and magistrates. The visit will provide an opportunity to discuss the progress made in the implementation of the Joint Programme.  The CEPEJ and the Venice Commission are contributing to this Programme. The 3rd meeting of the Steering Committe of the project will take place on 25 March 2015.


Two CEPEJ experts carried out a fact-finding mission on enforcement on 16 and 17 December 2014

The aim of this mission was to assess the Jordanian system of enforcement of judgments. To this end, the experts visited two CEPEJ pilot courts: the First Instance Court of Amman (Palace of Justice) and the Magistrates’ Court of Sahab. They also held discussions with officials from the Policy and Institutional Development Unit at the Ministry of Justice and with a member of the Committee in charge of the reviewing of the Law on Enforcement.



A Jordan delegation participated to the First Global Forum on enforcement organised by the International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ) in co-operation with the CEPEJ on 10 December 2014, as well as to the 24th plenary meeting of the CEPEJ on 11 and 12 December 2014 in Strasbourg

Meeting report

Special file of the First Global Forum on enforcement



On 6 December 2014, the CEPEJ has organised a seminar on the theme "The management of the courts' activities and the functioning of the courts" for the three Jordan pilot courts: The First instance court of Amman, the First instance court of Madaba and the tribunal for magistrates of Sahab

Presentation from Mr. Bahr, magistrate, President of the District court of Nedre Romerike, Norway
Presentation from Mr. Vrabec, Head of the Department for development of the courts management, Supreme Court of Slovenia
Presentation of the First Instance court of Madaba [in English] [in Arabic]
Presentation from Ms Abwini, responsible of the MIZAN project, Ministry of Justice of Jordan [in English / in Arabic]



A Jordan delegation participated to the 16th meeting of the SATURN steering group on judicial time management and to the 9th plenary meeting of CEPEJ pilot courts

Agenda of the meeting of the CEPEJ SATURN Centre for judicial time management on 15 and 17 October 2014

Agenda of the meeting of the CEPEJ Network of pilot courts on 16 October 2014



CEPEJ mission to Jordan

A team of three CEPEJ experts will travel to Jordan from 16 to 18 September 2014 in the framework of the programme entitled “Support to the Jordanian authorities in improving the quality and efficiency of the Jordanian justice system“ financed by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe. The CEPEJ experts will visit the three Jordan pilot courts – the First instance Court of Amman, the First instance Court of Madaba and the Court of the Judiciary of Sahab – to take stock of the CEPEJ co-operation activities foreseen in the framework of this programme. They will also participate in the second meeting of the Steering Committee of the programme in Amman on 17 September.

Draft programme of the experts' visits

Draft programme of the meeting of the Steering Committee

Older news

CEPEJ documents translated into Arabic


European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) - Handbook for conducting satisfaction surveys aimed at Court users in Council of Europe's member States (CEPEJ(2010)1 - 26 November 2010)

Handbook for conducting satisfaction surveys aimed at lawyers (CEPEJ(2010)1)

Checklist for promoting the quality of justice and the courts (CEPEJ(2008)2), 3 July 2008

Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on judges: independence, efficiency and responsibilities (17 November 2010)

Guidelines for a better implementation of the existing Council of Europe's Recommendation on enforcement (CEPEJ(2009)11rev2 - 17 December 2009)



Usefull links

Council of Europe co-operation priorities for Jordan 2012-2014 [Document translated into Arabic]
Strategy of the Jordan Ministry of Justice for 2014-2016 [in Arabic / in English]

Strategy of the Jordan Judiciary Council [in English]
European Union Delegation to Jordan


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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