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.
The First Steering Committee meeting of the KoSEJ II Action took place on 11 September 2019 at the Council of Europe Office in Pristina. Members and observers had the opportunity to discuss thoroughly key aspects of the Action following the KoSEJ recommendations and made concrete proposals for...
Impact of the Action ”Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Kosovo (KoSEJ)” on the future Strategy on the Rule of Law in Kosovo*
On 26 April 2019, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Working Group of Kosovo on the functioning of the judicial and prosecutorial system presented its Policy Paper to support the elaboration of the new MOJ’s Sector Strategy on the Rule of Law which take due account of recommendations made in the...
The Kosovo Judicial Council and Courts in Kosovo* finalise the KoSEJ court coaching reports in preparation of projects with all courts
On 16-18 April 2019, a team of three CEPEJ experts met with representatives of all courts in Kosovo and the Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC), in a workshop and meetings, to finalise court coaching reports on the degree of implementation of the SATURN Time Management guidelines, and identify priority...