Project's objectives

To improve the efficiency and quality of the Slovak judicial system, through a thorough assessment of the efficiency and quality of the judicial system and application of CEPEJ tools and methodology.

Expected results

  • The Slovak judicial system is assessed as regards efficiency and quality, and relevant recommendations to improve these aspects and contribute to potential reforms are formulated by CEPEJ experts.
  • Recommendations are addressed by CEPEJ experts to the Slovak authorities as regards the capacity development of an analytical centre and how to use the IT system more efficiently, and other specific issues.
  • The efficiency and quality of courts is enhanced through application of CEPEJ methodology and tools on judicial time management and quality of justice in pilot courts.

Main activities

  • Collection of qualitative and quantitative indicators on the functioning of the justice system at national level and at individual courts’ level and visits of CEPEJ experts to present the tools and methodology developed by CEPEJ, discuss the data collected and meet court representatives and representatives of other institutions involved in order to get a better insight of the performance of the judicial system;
  • Developing of assessment reports including recommendations for further reforms and measures to strengthen the efficiency and quality of the Slovak judicial system.
  • Implementing Court coaching programmes in pilot courts for application of CEPEJ methodology and tools on judicial time management and quality of justice.

Project beneficiaries and stakeholders

The main partner is the Ministry of Justice of Slovakia. Courts, judges and court staff, the analytical centre (to be developed) will be involved in the project.

The project is financed by Slovakia, through funds coming from the European Social Fund.

Project news Project news

The Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic proposed to the national legislator the introduction of the “visiting judge” concept with a view to facilitating the replacement of suddenly departing judges or reinforcing the provisionally overburdened courts

headline 17 July 2019 Slovakia

Since 1 April 2017 the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic and European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) have been actively engaged in the project “Strengthening the Efficiency and Quality of the Slovak Judicial System”. In the framework of this cooperation and as a result...

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The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) and the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic are concluding the project “Strengthening the efficiency and quality of the Slovak judicial system"

headline 9 July 2019 Bratislava (Slovakia)

The final conference entitled “Reforms with a view to strengthening the efficiency of the Slovak judicial system and the quality of courts” took place on 9 July 2019, in Bratislava. As part of the conference, Mr Gábor Gál, Minister of Justice and Ms Edita Pfundtner, State Secretary of the...

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The CEPEJ conducts a coaching programme for pilot courts of the Slovak Republic

headline 23 April 2019 Slovakia

Six courts of the Slovak Republic (District Courts of Banská Bystrica, Bratislava I, Galanta, and Košice I, as well as Regional Courts of Bratislava and Košice) are actively involved in piloting the implementation of the CEPEJ methodology and tools for increased efficiency of courts and quality...

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