Council of Europe European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ)
Study visit on the new Israeli case-weighting and risk assessment system and Workshop on the development of the CEPEJ case-weighting toolJerusalem (Israel) 19-20 February 2019
The members and experts of the CEPEJ's SATURN working group visited Jerusalem (Israel) on 19 and...
The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) organised, in cooperation with the Venice Commission, a training course in Morocco on strategic working methods and tools within a Justice CouncilStrasbourg 19 December 2018
At the request of the Training Directorate of the High Council of the Judiciary (HCCJ), on 12...
Awareness-raising and implementation of the European Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems and their environmentStrasbourg 18 February 2019
Following the adoption of the first reference framework setting out the principles for the use of...
Launching of consultations in view of promoting cyberjustice in Spain through change management and improvement of data collectionSpain 13-15 February 2019
In the course of two missions of the CEPEJ experts team to Spain, carried out on 12-13 December...
Strasbourg 05 February 2019
The CEPEJ is a partner of the Cyberjustice Cluster of the Law Faculty of Strasbourg and invites...
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.
Interview with Stéphane Leyenberger, Executive Secretary of the CEPEJ:
How will artificial intelligence be implemented in the functioning of justice systems ?
How will this Charter cross the work of all 47 members States ?
What are the checks and balances in this Charter to make sure that the core principles are really implemented ?
How will the Charter be disseminated among the 47 members States ?
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