Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Kosovo (KoSEJ)
This Action aims to improve the day-to-day functioning and quality of the justice system in Kosovo*, by making available to the beneficiaries the methodology and tools of the CEPEJ. The application of this methodology and tools leads to an increased capacity of the responsible beneficiaries to assess the efficiency of the Kosovo* judicial system, ensuring that justice is delivered within a reasonable time and that it meets good quality standards.
This Action will address the courts, and also strengthen the knowledge of the beneficiaries on the tools and methodology of the CEPEJ.
The first specific objective is to enhance the efficiency of the justice system in accordance with CEPEJ standards and tools on judicial statistics and time management with:
- An in-depth and global assessment of the judicial system with recommendations for improvements;
- Support to the capacity of the KJC and of courts to improve judicial time management, the collection and management of statistical data and enhance their efficiency in accordance with CEPEJ methodology and tools, in particular the SATURN Guidelines.
The second specific objective is to enhance the quality of the justice system, in accordance with CEPEJ quality standards and tools with:
- Court Coaching Programmes in close cooperation with the KJC in individual courts in view of building the capacity of courts to deliver a better justice service in accordance with CEPEJ quality tools such as the Checklist for promoting the quality of justice and the courts and the Handbook on conducting users’ satisfaction surveys.
Main beneficiaries and partners
The Ministry of Justice, the Kosovo Judicial Council, Courts, the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council and the Kosovo Judicial Institute.
* 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.
Supporting the development of statistical reports to be generated by the Case Management Information System and the introduction of the electronic assignment of cases in Kosovo*
From 17 to 20 December 2018, the KoSEJ Action organised an expert mission to follow-up on the issues raised at the workshop held in May 2018 with high level international expertise to support the development and implementation of the Case Management Information System (CMIS) for courts and...
The Steering Committee meeting of the KoSEJ Action took place on 13 December 2018 in Pristina. This was an opportunity to discuss openly with beneficiaries and partners the activities and results of the KoSEJ Action so far and envisage the months ahead as the last period of the Action approaches...
Presenting the preliminary findings of the second CEPEJ assessment of the judicial system in Kosovo*
On 29 November 2018, the CEPEJ international expert Ms Julinda Beqiraj met with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice to present the preliminary findings of the second CEPEJ assessment of the judicial system in Kosovo, based on the 2017 data, and to discuss the recommendations made in...