The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice


EUROPAN 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

Portugal

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

Thematic analysis of the Press review on the occasion of the publication of the CEPEJ Report “European judicial systems – 2012 edition”

      The evaluation process of the CEPEJ

An article reports CEPEJ’s activities and its evaluation process.

      Courts

      Information and communication technology (ICT) in the courts (e-justice and e-courts)

An article mentions that Portugal is efficient regarding videoconference.

      Judges

Several articles deal with the growing number of judges in Portugal. The President of the Association of Portuguese Judges (ASJP) establishes a relation of cause and effect between the increase of the judges’ number per inhabitants and the improvement of the procedures of execution.

      Status and career of judges and prosecutors (incomes, responsibilities)

Several articles focus on the disciplinary measures against judges, lawyers or agents of execution. They report that 26 judges and 26 prosecutors have been the object of disciplinary measures in 2010.

    Gender issues

Like in most of the states, Portuguese press reports that gender balance is almost achieved in the judiciary except in the Supreme courts.

      Frequency of litigation

Several articles report about the increasing number of social disputes due to the crisis, redundancy cases - in particular.