Council of Europe European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ)
Slovakia 23 April 2019
Six courts of the Slovak Republic (District Courts of Banská Bystrica, Bratislava I, Galanta, and...
Tirana (Albania) 4 April 2019
On 4 April 2019, SEJII beneficiaries from the Ministry of Justice and the High Judicial Council...
Paris 6 and 7 May 2019
The CEPEJ Working Group on Mediation continues to develop tools to promote and facilitate the use...
Inception Mission of the cooperation project « Strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in Azerbaijan »Baku (Azerbaijan) 1st April 2019
On 3 and 4 April, a team of CEPEJ experts and members of the CEPEJ Secretariat met the main...
CEPEJ Newsletter: Everything you need to know about new tools and ongoing work on improving the functioning of judicial systemsStrasbourg 27 March 2019
The CEPEJ has just published its 17th Newsletter. You will discover the new tools adopted by the...
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