The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

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Strasbourg, 23 June 2017

CEPEJ/ODJ(2017)1Prov5

EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR THE EFFICIENCY OF JUSTICE (CEPEJ)

29th plenary meeting - draft agenda
Thursday, 29 June 2017 (9 am) - Friday, 30 June 2017 (6 pm)
Strasbourg – Agora
Room G01

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

The working documents can be found on the CEPEJ restricted website

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

    1. Opening of the meting

    2. Adoption of the agenda

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

    4. Recent developments in the judicial field in the Council of Europe Member states

    Delegations are invited, if they so wish, to inform the CEPEJ on recent significant developments in their countries in the judicial field since December 2016, where appropriate.

    5. CEPEJ’s cooperation programmes

      i. State of affairs on some programmes

          · Programme to support the justice sector reform - improving the functioning of justice in Morocco using the tools of CEPEJ - Joint programme with the European Union
          · Evaluation of the Latvian judicial system
          · Strengthening the efficiency and quality of the Slovak judicial system
          · Development of mediation in Bulgaria

      ii. Finalised and other on-going a programmes

          · Programmatic Co-operation Framework for the countries of the Eastern partnership - Azerbaijan and Republic of Moldova - Joint programme with the European Union
          · Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey – Albania and Kosovo* - Joint programme with the European Union
          · Turkey - Developing mediation practices in civil disputes – Co-operation with the Swedish International Cooperation Development Agency (Sida)
          · Towards Strengthened Democratic Governance in the Southern Mediterranean – Tunisia, Jordan - Joint programme with the European Union

The CEPEJ members are invited to examine the progress in the co-operation programmes (see the document mentioned below). The CEPEJ members acting as experts involved in these programmes, as well as the Secretariat, are prepared to answer any questions that may be put to them during the meeting.

WORKING DOCUMENT

    State of the implementation of the CEPEJ co-operation programmes
    CEPEJ-COOP(2017)10

    6. Evaluation of European judicial systems

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

      i. Implementation of the 2016 - 2018 evaluation cycle 

          § Planning of the work and of the schedule
          § New system of data collection
          § Issue of the repeated absence of specific data
          § developments of CEPEJ-STAT and the opportunity to integrate in this system the data collected within the framework of the "Justice Scoreboard" (EU)

      ii. Specific Study on the judicial professionals

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

      iv. Implementation of the pilot peer evaluation co-operation process

      v. Updating of the « Scheme for evaluating judicial systems - Key judicial indicators » in the framework of the co-operation programmes

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
Scheme for evaluating European judicial systems
CEPEJ(2016)9rev

Explanatory note to the Scheme for evaluating European judicial systems
CEPEJ(2017)3

Explanatory note to the Scheme for evaluating European judicial systems – IT questions
CEPEJ(2017)5

CEPEJ Protocol on exploitation of data collected by the CEPEJ
CEPEJ-GT-EVAL(2017)2

EU Scoreboard of justice

Peer evaluation report – Czech Republic
CEPEJ-GT-EVAL(2017)1

Scheme for evaluating judicial systems - Key judicial indicators
CEPEJ-GT-EVAL(2016)6rev2

Report of the 32th meeting of the CEPEJ-GT-EVAL
CEPEJ-GT-EVAL(2017)8

    7. Quality of justice (CEPEJ-GT-QUAL)

      Rapporteur: François PAYCHĖRE (Switzerland), Chair of the CEPEJ-GT-QUAL

      i. Information on the on-going work

      ii. Equal access to Justice: development within the OECD of the survey module to measure people’s legal needs by Martin FORST and Chloe LELIEVRE, Public Governance Directorate, OECD

REFERENCE DOCUMENT
Report of the 21st meeting of the CEPEJ-GT-QUAL
CEPEJ-GT-QUAL(2017)2

    8. SATURN Centre on judicial time management: : information on the on-going work
    Rapporteur: Giacomo OBERTO (Italy), Chair of the Steering group of the SATURN Centre

      i. Information on the on-going work

      ii. Introduction to the “Handbook for implementing the CEPEJ Tools”

      WORKING DOCUMENT

          Handbook for implementing the CEPEJ Tools

CEPEJ-SATURN(2016)6Rev2

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

        Report of the 21st meeting of CEPEJ-SATURN

CEPEJ-SATURN(2017)2

    9. Mediation (CEPEJ-GT-MED): information on the on-going work
    Rapporteur: Rimantas SIMAITIS (Lithuania), Chair of the CEPEJ-GT-MED

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

        Report of the 5th meeting of CEPEJ-GT-MED
        CEPEJ-GT-MED(2017)5
        French only – translation underway

    10. Ad hoc Working Group for the harmonisation of the definitions used by CEPEJ

    11. Relations between the CEPEJ and other Council of Europe Institutions

      i. Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE)
      ii. Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE)

    12. Network of pilot courts

    13. Other cooperation scheme with the European Union : latest developments within the European Union in the judicial field

      Rapporteurs: Francesco DEPASQUALE (Malta) and Marko AAVIK (Estonia) on behalf of the outgoing and incoming presidency of the European Union

    14. European Day of Justice and the ‘Crystal Scales of Justice’

      Rapporteur: Secretariat

    15. CEPEJ Innovation Centre
    Rapporteur: Secretariat

    16. Report by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe: “The state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe”

      Rapporteur: Secretariat

REFERENCE DOCUMENT
2017 Report by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe:
“The state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe”

    17. 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.

    18. Working methods of the CEPEJ: how to have and train more CEPEJ experts to participate to cooperation activities?

      i. CEPEJ experts training
      ii. CEPEJ Deputy members
      iii. Improving access to the CEPEJ tools: an electronic “benchbook”

    19. Preparation of the 15the anniversary of the CEPEJ

      Rapporteur: Georg STAWA, President of the CEPEJ

    20. Any other business

GENERAL BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS


* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.