Evaluation of judicial systems
The statute of the CEPEJ emphasizes the comparison of judicial systems and the exchange of knowledge on their functioning. The scope of this comparison is broader than ‘just’ efficiency in a narrow sense: it also emphasizes the quality and the effectiveness of justice.
In order to fulfil these tasks, the CEPEJ has undertaken a regular process for evaluating judicial systems of the Council of Europe's member states.
Its Working Group on the evaluation of judicial systems (CEPEJ-GT-EVAL) is in charge of the management of this process.
To facilitate the process of collecting and processing judicial data, an online electronic version of the Scheme has been created (accessible on CEPEJ-COLLECT). Each national correspondent can thus accede to a secured webpage to register and to submit the relevant replies to the Secretariat of the CEPEJ.
National replies also contain descriptions of legal systems and explanations that contribute greatly to the understanding of the figures provided. Easily accessible to all citizens, policy makers, law practitioners, academicians and researchers on CEPEJ-STAT, a genuine data base on the judicial systems of the Council of Europe's member states, they are therefore a useful complement to the report, although because of the need to be concise and consistent, it was not possible to include all this information in this report.
The next edition of the report will be published in 2020 and will concerne 2018 data.
7th Report - Edition 2018 (2016 data)
- 2018 edition of the CEPEJ report "European judicial systems - Efficiency and quality of justice"
- Overview of the report
- Reply by country
- Evaluation scheme
- Explanatory note
- Evaluation scheme - IT questions
- Explanatory note - IT questions
- Evaluation scheme – additional questionnaire - Gender equality questions
- CEPEJ-COLLECT - Data collection system for national correspondents
Interview with Stéphane Leyenberger, Secretary of the CEPEJ
Presentation of the 2018 edition of the CEPEJ report on evaluation of judicial systems by Stéphane Leyenberger, Secretary of the CEPEJ: participating countries, general trends and specificities of investment amounts in the field of justice by the countries
Video of the presentation of the report
You can also watch the specific issues :
Video about the improvements concerning gender equality in the judiciary since 2014
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"
Video of the Press Conference - Publication of the 2018 edition of the CEPEJ report "European judicial systems - efficiency and quality of justice"
Specific study of the CEPEJ on the Legal Professions
- Protocol on exploitation of data collected by the CEPEJ within the frame of its evaluation cycle European judicial systems - for the purpose of carrying out specific studies
- Contribution from the Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE)
- Contribution from the International Union of Juidicial Officers (UIHJ) - (French only)