Council of Europe European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ)
Gjakova, Pristina and Prizren (Kosovo) 23 May 2018
On 15-16 May, the CEPEJ presented its expert’s analysis of the results of the individual court...
Strasbourg 18 May 2018
In his report 2018 on "the situation of democracy, human rights and the rule of law", the...
Albania 14-15 May 2018
The CEPEJ participated on 14-15 May 2018 in a training for Albanian prosecutorial offices on...
Strasbourg, France 24 May 2018
The Working Group on Mediation (CEPEJ-GT-MED) will meet on 24 and 25 May in Strasbourg to discuss...
Strasbourg 14 May 2018
The meeting of the Working Group on the evaluation of European judicial systems (CEPEJ-GT-EVAL)...
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.