Council of Europe European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ)
Brussels (Belgium) 23 January 2019
The first “European ethical Charter on the Use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems and...
Tirana (Albania) 15 January 2019
From 14 to 15 January 2019, CEPEJ international expert Anne Sanders led a seminar and several...
Call for applications for the Council of Europe Prize “Crystal Scales of Justice” for innovative practices contributing to the efficiency and quality of justiceStrasbourg 10 January 2019
The Council of Europe is organising the 10th edition of the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize. The...
Supporting the development of statistical reports to be generated by the Case Management Information System and the introduction of the electronic assignment of cases in Kosovo*Pristina and Gjakova (Kosovo) 9 January 2019
From 17 to 20 December 2018, the KoSEJ Action organised an expert mission to follow-up on the...
2018/AO/SEJII/7bis - Call for tender - 18 January 2019 - For the provision of intellectual services on efficiency and quality of Justice at local level - SEJ IIStrasbourg 20 December 2018
Under the framework of the European Union / Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western...
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