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The news... (05/02/2016)


Assessment of possible developments in judicial and prosecutorial training in Albania

A round table to present the report of Mr Raffaele Sabato, an international expert of the CEPEJ and a judge of the Italian Court of Cassation, was organised on 2 February 2016 at the School of Magistrates of Tirana, in Albania. The purpose of the mission of Mr Sabato in Albania was to make an assessment of possible developments in judicial and prosecutorial training. The report concerns the mandate and the structure of the School of Magistrates, the process for drafting and evaluating the initial and continuous training curricula, training courses, possible introduction of the CEPEJ tools and guidelines, and more. The meeting, which included the Director of the School of Magistrates, several professors, teachers and students, permitted to draw a number of preliminary conclusions, which were discussed in detail. The report is expected to be finalised by the end of February 2016. This activity has been organised under the Joint project “Support to the Efficiency of Justice – SEJ”, funded by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe.


Statement by the Bureau of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) on the replacement of its Vice-President, Mr Irakli Adeishvili, as a member of the CEPEJ

Statement of the Bureau of the CEPEJ


The Parliamentary Assembly emphasizes the need to urgently implement measures to combat judicial corruption – with reference in particular to information published by the CEPEJ

 At its meeting of 29 January 2016, the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted Resolution n.2098 which calls upon all member states to implement, fully and in due time, all relevant recommendations of bodies and monitoring mechanisms of the Council of Europe, with particular attention to the guidelines and reports adopted by the CEPEJ through its work on the evaluation of judicial systems. The sections of the CEPEJ report specifically dedicated to judges and to the status and careers of judges and prosecutors are identified by PACE as a valuable source of inspiration on how to preserve or reinforce the independence and impartiality of judges, to avoid corruption and to give more social recognition to the professions.
Resolution N° 2098 of the Parliamentary Assembly


Monitoring Visits to Pilot Jurisdictions in Mersin and Kayseri, Turkey

Monitoring visits to observe the pilot practices in Mersin and Kayseri jurisdictions were organised in the framework of the project: "Developing Mediation Practices in Civil Disputes in Turkey", implemented by the Council of Europe and co-funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Republic of Turkey. The delegation composed of Ministry of Justice, the Council of Europe, and Sida representatives launched the monitoring visits in Mersin on 19 January 2016.
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Meeting of the CEPEJ experts with representatives of the Municipal Court of Karlovac and the Croatian Ministry of Justice

The team of CEPEJ experts had a meeting with the staff of the Municipal Court of Karlovac on 26 January 2016 aimed at ensuring the implementation of judicial timeframes and other time management tools in courts, as well as at discussing the development of Alternative Dispute Resolution (mediation, conciliation). This was followed by a one-day meeting at the Ministry of Justice where the CEPEJ expert Marco Fabri presented the SATURN time management tools to the Croatian Department of judicial inspection. These two meetings were organised in the framework of the Cooperation Programme between Croatia and the CEPEJ, funded by the EEA/Norway Grants: “Improvement of the way cases are handled by the judicial system by applying tried and tested methodologies developed by the CEPEJ”.
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Interviews in the framework of the project “Strengthening the efficiency of justice and support to lawyers’ profession in the Republic of Moldova“

Oleg Melniciu, President, Rascani Sector Court, Chisinau, Aneil Singh, Head of Operations Section, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova and Diana Scobioala, Director, National Institute of Justice accepted to be interviewed in the framework of the cooperation programme financed by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe: “Strengthening the efficiency of justice and support to lawyers’ profession in the Republic of Moldova”.
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Roundtable on the relations between courts and the media in Albania

A roundtable on the relations between courts and the media took place in Tirana, Albania, on 26 January 2016, to present the main findings resulting from the visit to Albania of the experts Cedric Visart de Bocarmé, Gerhard Reissner and Hans Rathgeb (the latter representing “EURALIUS”). The roundtable facilitated a constructive exchange of views on how to improve the relations between the judiciary and the media. The experts’ findings will serve as a basis for future legislative reform in Albania. Representatives of the Ministry of Justice, of the High Council of the Judiciary, of Albanian courts, and of the Media and International Organisations attended the event. This roundtable was organised in the framework of the Joint Project entitled “Support to the Efficiency of Justice – SEJ”, funded by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe, in cooperation with “EURALIUS IV”, (a project funded by the European Union).
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 The movie presenting the CEPEJ is online

A short movie presenting the CEPEJ has been realised by the Directorate of Communication of the Council of Europe.

 

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Methodology for the implementation of the CEPEJ co-operation programmes

The CEPEJ has developed a specific methodology to evaluate the functioning of judicial systems at national and individual courts levels, together with specific tools aimed at public stakeholders (ministries of justice, Parliaments) and professionals working in the field of justice (court presidents, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, clerks, High Councils of Justice). This methodology focuses on judicial time management and quality of justice. The co-operation and the capacity building programmes led by the CEPEJ are based on this methodology and tools, as well as on the experience of CEPEJ members and experts involved in the programmes. As such, they permit the Council of Europe to offer an important added value in the field of judicial system reforms in all beneficiary countries.
Methodology for the implementation of the CEPEJ co-operation programmes


 

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