Council of Europe European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ)
31st plenary meeting of the CEPEJ: adoption of the first European text defining the ethical framework for the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systemsStrasbourg 19 November 2018
CEPEJ will hold its 31st plenary meeting in Strasbourg on 3 and 4 December 2018. On this...
Developing and strengthening the use of mediation in the member states: meeting of the CEPEJ Working Group on mediation (CEPEJ-GT-MED)Strasbourg 02 November 2018
The 4th meeting of the CEPEJ-GT-MED took place in Strasbourg after its reactivation in early...
The CEPEJ and the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic continue the cooperation in view of increasing the efficiency and quality of the judicial systemStrasbourg 13 November 2018
A multinational team of experts led by the CEPEJ President, Mr Georg Stawa, visited the Slovak...
Strasbourg 14 November 2018
41 events were organised in 17 European countries as part of the celebration of the European Day...
Strasbourg 8 November 2018
From 12 to 13 November 2018, CEPEJ international experts Pierre Laporte and Michel Perchepied...
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European Day of justice: do not miss the opportunity to benefit from free advice from legal professionals
Publication of the 2018 edition of the CEPEJ report "European judicial systems - efficiency and quality of justice"
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.
Live debate from Mr Stéphane Leyenberger, Executive Secretary of the CEPEJ and the Association of Law Students "ELSA" about the recent publication of the 2018 edition of the CEPEJ report "European judicial systems - Efficiency and quality of justice"