The CEPEJ's 2020 evaluation report of judicial systems presented at the Conference of Ministers of Justice

Online 05 November 2020
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The CEPEJ's 2020 evaluation report of judicial systems presented at the Conference of Ministers of Justice

On the occasion of the online conference of Ministers of Justice on 9 November 2020, the President of the CEPEJ, Mr Ramin Gurbanov, officially presented the CEPEJ evaluation report on judicial systems.

He recalled in particular that the CEPEJ report, published on 22nd October 2020, is a reference point at European level thanks to the quality of its data and analyses, and an important tool for guiding public policies in the field of justice.

The report has been presented by means of examples of key data, concerning justice budgets, gender issues among judges and the performance of courts. It has been transmitted electronically to the Ministers of Justice during the Conference.

The President of the CEPEJ underlined the innovative form of the Report which is presented in three parts: an analysis of European trends, individual country fact sheets, and the CEPEJ-STAT tool, a dynamic online public database, gathering statistical data transmitted by the member States and collected by the CEPEJ since 2010.

Mr. Gurbanov took the opportunity to thank the Ministers of Justice for their unfailing support in the collection of data necessary for the preparation of the Evaluation Report.

“Due to the health crisis of COVID-19, the CEPEJ continues its work by adapting its working methods to the requirements of health safety and telework".   

The news on this page report on the activities carried out in these exceptional circumstances. The gradual return of the Secretariat to the premises of the Council of Europe began in mid-May in accordance with the instructions of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

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In setting up the European Commission for  the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) at the end of 2002, at the initiative of the European  ministers of Justice who met in London (2000), the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe wanted to establish an innovative body for improving the quality and efficiency of the European judicial systems and  strengthening the court users’ confidence in such systems.

The CEPEJ develops concrete measures and tools aimed at policy makers and judicial practitioners in order to:

  • Analyse the functioning of judicial systems and orientate public policies of justice
  • Have a better knowledge of judicial timeframes and optimize judicial time management
  • Promote the quality of the public service of justice
  • Facilitate the implementation of European standrards in the field of justice
  • Support member states in their reforms on court organisations

The CEPEJ also contributes with specific expertise to debates about the functioning of the justice system in order to provide a forum for discussion and proposals and bring the users closer to their justice system. (Read more)

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