Council of Europe European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ)
The Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic proposed to the national legislator the introduction of the “visiting judge” concept with a view to facilitating the replacement of suddenly departing judges or reinforcing the provisionally overburdened courtsSlovakia 17 July 2019
Since 1 April 2017 the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic and European Commission for the...
The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) and the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic are concluding the project “Strengthening the efficiency and quality of the Slovak judicial system"Bratislava (Slovakia) 9 July 2019
The final conference entitled “Reforms with a view to strengthening the efficiency of the Slovak...
Madrid (Spain) 4 July 2019
The President of the European Commission of Efficiency of Justice of the Council of Europe...
The CEPEJ provides institutional support to the Tunisian High Judicial Council ( Conseil Supérieur de la Magistrature- CSM)Paris (France) 28 June 2019
As part of the technical assistance provided to the CSM to consolidate the governance of the...
First activity of the CEPEJ cooperation project « Strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in Azerbaijan »Baku (Azerbaijan) 2 and 3 July 2019
On the 2 and 3 July 2019, the first activity of the project « Strengthening the efficiency and...
At a glance
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.
A short movie presenting the CEPEJ has been realised by the Directorate of Communication of the Council of Europe.
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.
NEW: Documents adopted at the 32nd plenary meeting of the CEPEJ on 13 and 14 June 2019: