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In March 2010 the Ordinance on internal organisation of the Ministry of Justice was enforced – the number of organisational units – Directorates reduced from 18 to 11. Attached is the Organisation Chart of the MoJ.

Currently the Revision of the Strategy of the Reform of Judiciary is underway. The main goals still are:

1. Independence/Impartiality and professionalism of Judiciary

•Package of Laws was enacted in October 2010 (Amendments to the Law on Courts, new State Judiciary Council Act; Amendments to the State Attorney’s Office Act - introducing objective and transparent criteria for entering, selection, training, appointment and promotion of judicial officials.

• According to Judicial Academy Act as of January 1, 2010 the Judicial Academy has become independent institution (previously a Directorate within the Ministry of Justice). State School for Judicial Officials as one of the Judicial Academy’s Sector was established. The public competition for enrolling the first 60 candidates for judicial official was announced in September 2010.

• In June the Constitution of the RoC was amended thus ensuring enhancement of independence and impartiality of judiciary

2. Professionalism / upgrading of knowledge and additional trainings are provided by the JA, with the task to provide initial, continuous and specialised professional trainings of judges and state attorneys. At present the Academy's activities hinge on workshops organised at its five regional centres.

• Under the Judicial Academy Act, as of 1 January 2010, the Judicial Academy has become a public institution entirely independent from the executive and legislative power, financed from the national budget. From the 1st January until the 1st June 2010 Judicial Academy held total of 73 educational activities for 1383 participants (in all five regional centres simultaneously). Also, Judicial Academy moved to more adequate premises.

3. Efficiency

• Currently the Implementation of the Action Plan for implementation of the new Act on Criminal
Procedure is underway: training of judges, state attorneys, police officers and attorneys, facilities for
interrogation of defendants provided for in Zagreb, Split, Rijeka and Osijek offices of Office for
Suppression of Corruption and Organised Crime (as part of state attorneys office),

• According to the new Law on Administrative Disputes, as of 2012, there will exist 4 first instance
Administrative courts and the Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatia.

Reduction of Backlog

Court Rationalisation:

Computerization of the justice system

In 2010. commenced the Project of introducing Integrated Court Case Management System in courts: by October it was introduced in 57 courts and 10 permanent offices, integrated system of case management was introduced in 4 state attorneys’ offices,

E –statistics programme which allows for the statistical monitoring of the work of all municipal courts and of every judge has been introduced

In July 2010, the Parliament adopted the Act on Amendments to the Courts Register Act. The Amendments to the Act are directed to the continuation of informatization and modernization process of the court register initiated with the E-company project.

Mediation/alternative solution disputes


• Public Bailiffs as the new legal profession was introduced within the reform of the enforcement system (by new Enforcement Act and the Act on Bailiffs submitted for legislative procedure in the second quarter 2010), ensuring more efficient and accelerated system for the implementation of enforcement.