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The Kosovo Judicial Council and Courts in Kosovo* finalise the KoSEJ court coaching reports in preparation of projects with all courts

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The Kosovo Judicial Council and Courts in Kosovo* finalise the KoSEJ court coaching reports in preparation of projects with all courts

On 16-18 April 2019, a team of three CEPEJ experts met with representatives of all courts in Kosovo and the Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC), in a workshop and meetings, to finalise court coaching reports on the degree of implementation of the SATURN Time Management guidelines, and identify priority recommendations which are common to all courts. Court presidents, staff and judges had the opportunity to express their views on concrete obstacles that hinder the efficient functioning of courts, such as court notifications, complex procedures, weaknesses in the organization of courts with respect to their human resources and the need for an efficient case management system. The new Chairman of the KJC welcomed the proposal to work on court coaching projects to overcome these challenges, using the CEPEJ methodology and tools. This ultimately implies collecting and using improved judicial statistics in accordance with CEPEJ indicators (clearance rate, disposition time) to measure court performance. The experts’ mission was also an opportunity to emphasize the importance of introducing an automatic and random case assignment system in the courts and of collecting reliable statistics through the use of a functioning case management system, in particular on the age of the pending cases.

 

This activity was organised by the KoSEJ Action “Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Kosovo”, which is part of the programme entitled "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey", co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.

 

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.