Council of Europe European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ)
24 Nov 2020 10:14:00
CEPEJ evaluation Report on judicial systems, Edition 2020 : Online presentation of data concerning GeorgiaGeorgia 17 November 2020
On 17 November 2020, the CEPEJ presented the main trends and data concerning Georgia, extracted...
17 Nov 2020 17:59:00Online 19-20 November 2020
The 39th meeting of the CEPEJ Working Group on evaluation of judicial systems (CEPEJ-GT-EVAL)...
16 Nov 2020 15:51:00
Pilot testing conducted at the Basic Court of Pristina to issue court summonses electronically to lawyers, Kosovo*Pristina (Kosovo) 16 November 2020
On 16 November, a team composed of a judge in the civil division at the Basic Court of Pristina,...
05 Nov 2020 16:34:00
The CEPEJ's 2020 evaluation report of judicial systems presented at the Conference of Ministers of JusticeOnline 05 November 2020
On the occasion of the online conference of Ministers of Justice on 9 November 2020, the...
05 Nov 2020 13:41:00
Increasing capacities of Latvian judges and court staff to implement modern court and case managementLatvia 05 November 2020
The Latvian Judicial Training Centre has been awarded a grant for the elaboration and...
“Due to the health crisis of COVID-19, the CEPEJ continues its work by adapting its working methods to the requirements of health safety and telework".
The news on this page report on the activities carried out in these exceptional circumstances. The gradual return of the Secretariat to the premises of the Council of Europe began in mid-May in accordance with the instructions of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
Despite the health crisis, the implementation of cooperation programmes has continued as much as possible. The Secretariat of the CEPEJ reports on the state of progress of the joint European Union / Council of Europe co-operation programmes.
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.
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. (Read more)