Council of Europe European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ)
14 Sep 2021 15:49:00
Kosovo Judicial Council announces new statistical reports for courts incorporating key CEPEJ performance indicatorsKosovo 06 September 2021
On 6 September 2021, the Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC) announced that new statistical reports are...
07 Sep 2021 16:41:00
The finalist projects of the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize concern support for victims of domestic violence, children's awareness of the functioning of the justice system and legal assistanceOnline 07 September 2021
The finalist projects of the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize concern support for victims of...
13 Jul 2021 16:42:00
Meetings to present the Recommendations developed by CEPEJ experts to two pilot prosecution offices in the Kingdom of MoroccoMorocco 16 July 2021
On 16 July 2021, the CEPEJ experts will present concrete and specific recommendations formulated...
13 Jul 2021 11:45:00
Workshop on mediation in Tunisia: Exchanges about the introduction of mediation in a country in the light of the CEPEJ guidelines and the comparative European experiencesTunisia 12 July 2021
In continuity of the actions dedicated to mediation initiated since the beginning of the year,...
09 Jul 2021 14:41:00Strasbourg 1 & 2 July 2021
On 1-2 July 2021, the Council of Europe Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal...
“Due to the health crisis of COVID-19, the CEPEJ continues its work by adapting its working methods to the requirements of health safety and telework".
The news on this page report on the activities carried out in these exceptional circumstances. The gradual return of the Secretariat to the premises of the Council of Europe began in mid-May in accordance with the instructions of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
In setting up the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) at the end of 2002, at the initiative of the European ministers of Justice who met in London (2000), the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe wanted to establish an innovative body for improving the quality and efficiency of the European judicial systems and strengthening the court users’ confidence in such systems.
The CEPEJ develops concrete measures and tools aimed at policy makers and judicial practitioners in order to:
- Analyse the functioning of judicial systems and orientate public policies of justice
- Have a better knowledge of judicial timeframes and optimize judicial time management
- Promote the quality of the public service of justice
- Facilitate the implementation of European standrards in the field of justice
- Support member states in their reforms on court organisations
The CEPEJ also contributes with specific expertise to debates about the functioning of the justice system in order to provide a forum for discussion and proposals and bring the users closer to their justice system. (Read more)