The Working Group on quality of justice (CEPEJ-GT-QUAL) is instructed to develop means of analyse and evaluation of the work done inside the courts with a view to improving, in the member states, quality of the public service delivered by the justice system, in particular vis-à-vis the expectations of the justice practitioners and the users, according to criteria of performance and efficiency meeting a large consensus.

In order to fulfil its tasks, the CEPEJ-GT-QUAL must in particular, while observing the principle of independence of judges:

  • collect necessary information on evaluation systems of the quality of judicial work existing in the member states;
  • improve tools, indicators and means for measuring the quality of judicial work;
  • draft concrete solutions for the policy makers and for the courts, allowing to remedy dysfunctions in the judicial activity and balance the obligations of the work of judges and its workload with the obligation to provide a justice of quality for the users.

Since 2020 the CEPEJ-GT-QUAL integrated in its mandate the promotion of mediation as a follow up to the work previously conducted by the CEPEJ-GT-MED and continued to develop tools in this area, which can be found on the mediation webpage.


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CEPEJ reference texts and tools in the field of cyberjustice and AI

The CEPEJ has developed important reference texts concerning the implementation of digital justice in the judicial systems of the member States of the Council of Europe: the Guidelines on how to drive change towards cyberjustice as well as the European Ethical Charter for the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems and their environment, which quickly established itself as a reference at international level.

 European Ethical Charter on the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Judicial Systems and their environment [other languages: AZE, DEFR, GRITA, LVNLPOR, RUS]

 Special file concerning the work of the CEPEJ in the field of artificial intelligence and predictive justice

Mindful of the need to support the implementation of the Charter and to provide guidance on how to assess conformity of the AI systems used in the judiciary with the principles of the Charter, the CEPEJ adopted the Feasibility study on the establishment of a certification mechanism for artificial intelligence tools and services at its plenary meeting on 8 December 2020.

With the same objective, at its plenary meeting on 8 and 9 December 2021, the CEPEJ adopted a Revised roadmap for ensuring an appropriate follow-up of the CEPEJ Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems and their environment.



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