The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice


EUROPÉAN COMMISSION FOR THE EFFICIENCY OF JUSTICE (CEPEJ)

File : Impact of the publication of the 2012 edition of the CEPEJ evaluation report of European judicial systems

Andorra

20th CEPEJ plenary meeting, 6 and 7 December 2012 in Strasbourg

    Tour de table: how has the CEPEJ Report “European judicial systems –2012 edition” been received and used in the member States?

The member States have been invited to give their feedback on how the 2012 CEPEJ report – European Judicial systems – 2012 edition has been received and used in their country.

Andorre indicated that after the publication, on 20 September 2012 of the 2012 edition of the evaluation report of judicial systems, the Consell Superior de la Justícia of the Principality of Andorra made a lecture of the report and extracted the data that seemed to be the more significative for the Administration of justice, that is to say the investment in the judicial system, the level of computerisation for direct assistance of the work of judges and clercks, the comparison of the remuneration of judges or prosecutors, mediation and arbitration, the number of lawyers and the different enforcement systems. This extract has been published on their internal network and their website www.justicia.ad or through the institutional twitter address twitter@csjandorra. The extract has been published with mention to the CEPEJ website. A copy has also been sent to the bar of Andorra.

The CEPEJ report was also mentionned on 5 October 2012 on the occasion of their solemn hearing in the speech of the President of the High Court of Justice, Mr Jean-Louis Villemin who is also a member of the Network of Pilot courts. He noted the favourable position of his jurisdiction regarding the CEPEJ performance indicators of clearance rate and disposition time.
Concerning the written press, the Diari d’Andorra recalled the report in its edition of 19 November 2012 by conducting a comparative study on investment in the judicial system. The Periodic d’Andorra, recalled the report on 26 November 2012 by insisting on the fact that the Principality of Andorra is the 10th country of the Council of Europe who benefits from more lawyers in relation with the population with a ratio of 178,8 lawyers for 100.000 inhabitants. In view of the insistance of the Bar on the implementation of mediation and arbitration, the press observes that Andorra is one of the few countries who doesn’t have this type of dispute resolution.
Link to the Press revue of the publication of the 2012 edition of the evaluation report of European judicial systems.