The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice


Strasbourg, 30 June 2014

CEPEJ/ODJ(2014)1 Prov

EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR THE EFFICIENCY OF JUSTICE (CEPEJ)

23th plenary meeting

draft agenda and social programme

Thursday, 3 July 2014 (10 am) – Friday, 4 July 2014 (6 pm)

Baku, Azerbaïjan

Hotel Marriott Absheron

Documents preceded by the following diagram will be submitted for examination by the CEPEJ in view of their adoption

For further information, please contact: cepej@coe.int

1. Opening of the meeting by

      · Mr Fikret MAMMADOV, Minister of Justice, Chairman of the Judicial-Legal Council of Azerbaïjan
      · Mr Ramiz RZAYEV, President of the Supreme Court of Azerbaïjan
      · Mr Philippe BOILLAT, Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe
      · Mr John STACEY, President of the CEPEJ

    Coffee break

2. Adoption of the agenda

3. Information by the President of the CEPEJ and the Secretariat

4. Evaluation of judicial systems

    Rapporteur: Jean-Paul JEAN, Chair of the CEPEJ-GT-EVAL (France)

      i. Report “European judicial systems – Edition 2014” : examination of the report in view of its adoption
      § Discussion of the report, chapter by chapter
      § Definition of the concrete modalities for finalising and adopting the report
      § Communication strategy

Working document
Draft report “ European judicial systems – Edition 2014
CEPEJ(2014)
(it appears by chapter on the restricted website)

      ii. Cooperation with the European Union within the framework of the “Justice Scoreboard”

      iii. Co-operation process through a peer evaluation
      § Organisation of the next visits

5. Information on the on-going work of the CEPEJ-GT-QUAL and the court coaching programme on satisfaction surveys

    Rapporteur: Françaois PAYCHERE (Switzerland) and Secretariat

6. Information on the on-going work of the SATURN Centre and the court coaching programme on judicial time management

    Rapporteur: Jacques BÜHLER (Switzerland) and Secretariat

7. Co-operation between the CEPEJ and the other bodies of the Council of Europe

      § Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE)
      § Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE)
      § European Committee on Legal Cooperation (CDCJ)

8. CEPEJ’s participation in the Council of Europe’s programme for the “neighbourhood policy” (Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan)

9. Other CEPEJ co-operation programmes

      - Albania
      - Croatia
      - Turkey

10. Last developments within the European Union in the judicial field

11. Crystal Scales of Justice and European Day of Justice

12. Round table on the digital recording of hearings

13. Observers to the CEPEJ

    Organisations who have been granted observer status with the CEPEJ are entitled, if they wish, to make an oral presentation of their current activities relevant to the CEPEJ and/or submit a written information to the Secretariat which could be distributed during the meeting.

14. Any other business

    General reference documents
    Report of the 22nd plenary meeting of the CEPEJ
    CEPEJ(2013)13

    Report of the 23rd meeting of the Bureau
    CEPEJ-BU(2014)13

    CEPEJ Activity Programme 2014 - 2015
    CEPEJ(2013)12

Social Programme

1 July, Tuesday

– Welcoming of the CEPEJ members at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport

        Hotel accommodation of the guests
        Free time

2 July, Wednesday

– Welcoming of the CEPEJ members at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport

        Hotel accommodation of the guests

    11:00-11:30 Visit of the Alley of Honor and the Martyrs' Lane

    11:30-13:30 Walk on the National Seaside Park, acquaintance with the National Flag Square and Museum

13:30-15:00 Lunch

    15:00-18:00 Acquaintance with Icherisheher (Old Town), the Maiden Tower, the Shirvanshah Palace complex and the Miniature Books Museum

18:00-19:45 Free time

20:00 Dinner

3 July, Thursday

10:00-10:30 Opening ceremony of the CEPEJ Plenary Meeting

10:30-10:45 Coffee-break

10:45-13:00 CEPEJ Plenary Meeting

13:00-14:00 Lunch (at the "JW Marriott" Hotel)

14:00-15:45 CEPEJ Plenary Meeting continued

15:45-16:00 Coffee-break

16:00-19:00 CEPEJ Plenary Meeting continued

19:30 Official banquet on behalf the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan (at the Mugham Club a 16th century Karavansaray type restaurant)

4 July, Friday

09:00-11:30 CEPEJ Plenary Meeting

11:30-11:45 Coffee-break

11:45-14:00 CEPEJ Plenary Meeting continued

14:00-15:30 Lunch (at the "JW Marriott" Hotel)

15:30-16:30 Information Seminar on the activity of the CEPEJ

    16:30-18:30 Acquaintance with the modern buildings of the Supreme Court and Yasamal District Court

18:30-19:30 Free time

19:30 Official banquet on behalf the President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan (at the Yacht Klub restaurant)

5 July, Saturday

– Departure of the CEPEJ members from the Heydar Aliyev International Airport

– Baku sightseeing tour / visit to regions

6 July, Sunday

– Departure of the CEPEJ members from the Heydar Aliyev International Airport

– Baku sightseeing tour / visit to regions

7 iyul, şənbə

– Departure of the CEPEJ members from the Heydar Aliyev International Airport

8 iyul, şənbə

– Departure of the CEPEJ members from the Heydar Aliyev International Airport