The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

CEPEJ Peer evaluation concerning the collecting of judicial statistics


With a view to improving the methodology used to collect statistical data on national judicial systems and to homogenize the way countries reply to the evaluation scheme, the CEPEJ has decided, at its 10th plenary meeting (Strasbourg, 5 - 6 December 2007), to implement a pilot co-operation process of peer evaluation.

The objective of the peer evaluation is to reinforce the credibility of the data collected in the framework of the evaluation exercise aimed at European judicial systems. It also also the opportunity for States in which the visits are conducted, to facilitate exchanges of experiences between the national judicial statistics systems, to share good practices and to identify common indicators.

Evaluation is carried out in 3 volunteer States in the timeframe of a period corresponding to an evaluation exercise.

The following peer evaluations took place in 2015:

-  Vilnius and Trakai (Lithuania), on 27 and 28 May 2015;


-  Bratislava (Slovakia), on 5 and 6 October 2015.



Visit reports


2015: Vilnius (Lithuania), 27-28 May 2015

2013: Latvia (picture gallery)

2009-2010:  Malta, Russian Federation and Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Icelande, Norway, Sweden)

2008: France, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Poland

Reference documents


Objectives and methodology of the peer evaluation

CEPEJ Guidelines on Judicial Statistics (GOJUST)

Report of the 10th plenary CEPEJ meeting (Strasbourg, 5-6 December 2007)



2014-2016 cycle

6th Report - Edition 2016 (2014 data)

Evaluation scheme

Explanatory note

Evaluation scheme - IT questions

Explanatory note - IT questions

Key judicial indicators

Former cycles

- 2014 -


Overview of the report


Press release

Video of the press conference

Interview of Stéphane Leyenberger, Secretary of the CEPEJ

Powerpoint presentation

Key figures


Evaluation scheme

Explanatory note Complete files


CEPEJ Guidelines on Judicial Statistics (GOJUST)



Terms of reference
Composition of the Working Group
Meeting reports