Council of Europe European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ)
Cairo (Egypt) 14 and 15 May 2019
Following a request made by the Vice-President of the State Council of Egypt, Judge Mohamed...
Strasbourg 07 May 2019
On 7 May 2019, a CEPEJ study visit was organised in Strasbourg for representatives of the new...
Valletta (Malta) 2 and 3 May 2019
A team of CEPEJ experts visited Valletta (Malta) on 2 and 3 May 2019 to present and discuss a...
Luxembourg 09 May 2019
The Public Prosecutor's Office of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has just published the annual...
The Kosovo Judicial Council and Courts in Kosovo* finalise the KoSEJ court coaching reports in preparation of projects with all courtsKosovo* 03/05/2019
On 16-18 April 2019, a team of three CEPEJ experts met with representatives of all courts in...
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 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