Council of Europe European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ)
Pristina (Kosovo) 14 December 2018
The Steering Committee meeting of the KoSEJ Action took place on 13 December 2018 in Pristina....
Strasbourg 14 December 2018
At its 31st plenary meeting, on 3 and 4 December in Strasbourg, the CEPEJ adopted three new tools...
The CEPEJ publishes a Guide on communication with the media and the public for courts and prosecuting authoritiesStrasbourg 14 December 2018
The CEPEJ adopted, at its 31st plenary meeting in Strasbourg on 3 and 4 December last, a guide to...
CEPEJ inception and fact-finding mission under the project “Promoting CyberJustice in Spain through change management and improvement of data collection"Strasbourg 11 December 2018
A multinational team of experts will visit Madrid on 12-13 December 2018 as part of the efforts...
The CEPEJ organises, in cooperation with the Venice Commission, a training course in Morocco on strategic working methods and tools within a Justice CouncilStrasbourg 10 December 2018
A training course designed to present, in the form of workshops, on the one hand, strategic...
Special files in the focus :
New Council of Europe adopts first European Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems
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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.
Interview with Stéphane Leyenberger, Executive Secretary of the CEPEJ:
How will artificial intelligence be implemented in the functioning of justice systems ?
How will this Charter cross the work of all 47 members States ?
What are the checks and balances in this Charter to make sure that the core principles are really implemented ?
How will the Charter be disseminated among the 47 members States ?
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 31st plenary meeting of the CEPEJ on 4 December 2018:
Length of court proceedings in the member states of the Council of Europe based on the case law of the European Court of Human Right, by Ms Françoise Calvez and Nicolas Regis, Judges (France) 3rd edition by Nicolas Regis - Cepej Studies No. 27