Council of Europe European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ)
Strasbourg 13 July 2018
At its 30th plenary meeting, the CEPEJ completed the list of existing Council of Europe...
Tunis (Tunisia) 11 July 2018
About fifty participants (judges, in particular spokespersons of Tunisian courts, journalists,...
Strasbourg 27 June 2018
Mrs Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe opened the...
Strasbourg 6 June 2018
During its 30th plenary meeting, the CEPEJ will also use the occasion to celebrate its 15th...
Kosovo 25 June 2018
On 20 June 2018, a CEPEJ international expert initiated, in Pristina, a new assessment phase...
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.
Mediation Development Toolkit
Ensuring implementation of the CEPEJ Guidelines on mediation