The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

  Country profile: SPAIN

 
CEPEJ Member

 

National Correspondent

Cristina Gutierrez del Álamo Oms
Cabinet of the Director General for International Judicial Cooperation and Relations
Spanish Ministry of Justice

(34) 91 390 2182

cristina.gutierrez@mjusticia.es

 

Cristina GUTIERREZ DEL ÁLAMO OMS
Cabinet of the Director General for International Judicial Cooperation and Relations with Confessions
Ministry of Justice
+34 91 390 2182
cristina.gutierrez@mjusticia.es

     
Member of the Lisbon Network

 

Pilot Court

Maria Isabel TOMAS
Senior Judge
Head of External and Institutional Relations Department
Judicial School of the General Council for the Judiciary of Spain
+ 34.93 2555210
+ 34.93.406.9164
misabel.tomas@cgpj.es

 

Commercial Court N° 3 of Barcelona

   C/Ausias Marc 36

   BARCELONA 08004

   + 34 93 552 78 83

   +34 93 552 78 93

   Organisation Chart of the Court

 
Evaluation Exercise
     
Events
     
Translations of CEPEJ documents (if available):

Time management checklist (translated in Spanish)

     
Links to relevant Institutions

 

Resources
 

Legal texts (Codes, laws, regulations etc.)

    www.boe.es
    www.justicia.es
    www.cgae.es
    www.fiscal.es
Case-law of the higher court/s

    www.poderjudicial.es
    www.tribunalconstitucional.es
Other documents (e.g. forms)

    www.justicia.es
    www.fiscal.es

     
Recent developments in the judicial field

For a long time now, a basic consensus has existed in Spain on the need for a modernising boost to our justice system. The idea is to bring in structural changes in the organisation and operation of their courts of law. These changes would enable the courts to reap full advantage of being endowed with more resources leading to greater efficiency. As from 1st January 2010, that qualitative change in the structure of justice cames about with the implementation of the new judicial office model, a key element for meeting public demand for a justice system that is flexible, modern and efficient. The Act on procedural reform that has created the new judicial office was unanimously approved, and this is a particularly important and significant fact because such a broad, solid support guarantees the stability and success of such a transformation of major importance in the day-to-day running of the Administration of Justice (more).

Organisational chart of the system of justice

 

 

Organisational chart (Spanish only)