Passing of Mr. Mongi Chalghoum

24 May 2022 Tunisia

It is with great sadness that the Secretariat of the CEPEJ has been informed of the passing of Mr Mongi Chalghoum (Tunisian magistrate, Président de Chambre, Cour de Cassation) on 24 May 2022. The CEPEJ has lost a precious professional partner, an expert, and a friend. Mr. Chalghoum was one of...

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The President of the CEPEJ, Mr. Ramin Garagurbanli, participated in the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Egyptian Council of State

21 May 2022 Cairo, Egypt

Held under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the Presidents of more than forty Superior Courts and Councils of State from Arab and African countries participated in this meeting, which also marked the foundation of the African Union of Councils of State and Supreme Administrative...

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Official closing of the CEPEJ cooperation Project "Promoting cyberjustice in Spain through change management" on 23 May 2022

23 May 2022 Madrid, Spain

On 23 May 2022 the CEPEJ, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of the Kingdom of Spain and the European Commission’s DG REFORM, will present the achievements of the joint European Union and Council of Europe Cooperation Project "Promoting cyberjustice in Spain through change management",...

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CEPEJ organises a training on its tools linked with ICT used in Kosovo* courts

16 - 17 May 2022 Kosovo*

On May 16th and 17, in cooperation with the Justice Academy of Kosovo, KoSEJ II organized a training with members of the Kosovo Judicial Council, court presidents and supervisory judges, in particular on performance and efficiency indicators used by courts in their Court Management Information...

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CEPEJ supports the court councils to improve the administration of justice in Albania

12-13 May 2022 Albania

On May 12 and 13, senior managers of various courts attended a workshop on effective court leadership aimed to provide a forum of exchange on effective ways to use the CEPEJ indicators and tools to improve court performance and enhance court leadership capacities. Addressing the event, the...

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CEPEJ organised a conference with the Tunisian Court of Cassation, on the United Departments : situation and perspectives

12-13 May 2022 Tunis, Tunisia

The Tunisian Court of Cassation, the Tunisian Ministry of Justice and the CEPEJ co-organised on 12 and 13 May 2022 a conference in Tunis on the united departments : situation and perspectives aiming at exchanging on their composition, status, missions and harmonisation of their jurisprudence. The...

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Purchase of consultancy services in the fields of Artificial Intelligence in judicial systems and cyberjustice

5 June 2022 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe intends to set up a pool of experts that will provide expert guidance in the area of cyberjustice in general and on the use of artificial intelligence applications in the justice sector as well as for the operationalisation of the principles of the European Ethical Charter...

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Judicial Conference to mark the National Justice Day in Albania

09 May 2022 Albania

On 9 May 2022, a conference entitled “Justice in challenging times”, focusing on important challenges faced by the judiciary, is organised in Albania to mark the National Day of Justice. The chair of the High Judicial Council, the Minister of Justice, Albanian judges, governing bodies of the...

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Regional conference for the justice inspection services of South Mediterranean States

11 - 12 May 2022 Casablanca, Morocco

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), in close collaboration with the European Network of Justice Inspection Services (RESIJ) and the General Inspectorate of Judicial Affairs of the Superior Council of the Judiciary of the Kingdom of Morocco organise a regional conference...

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Online exchange between judiciaries of Mexico and Spain on digitalisation of justice organised by the European Cyberjustice Network

05 May 2022 Online

On 5th of May, the CEPEJ European Cyberjustice Network organises an exchange of experiences at the occasion of the presentation of the Spanish “Draft Bill on Digital Efficiency measures of the public Justice Service” and the implementation of technological tools in judiciaries in Mexico. The...

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A tool on the timeframes of various steps in civil proceedings on the agenda of an ad hoc meeting of the CEPEJ pilot courts

04 May 2022 Online

The CEPEJ pilot courts meet online on May 4, 2022 for an exchange of views on a possible new tool to analyse timeframes of various steps in civil proceedings and to agree on the follow-up to be given to this discussion. As a first step, the CEPEJ Working Group on judicial timeframes...

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Presentation to Spanish authorities of the Feasibility Study on the regulation concerning Electronic Judicial Procedure Regulations and the Study on Judicial organisation in a digital context

27 April 2022 Spain

In the framework of a cooperation programme, two major project outputs were presented by CEPEJ experts and discussed with Spanish authorities. Namely, a Feasibility Study on the regulation concerning Electronic Judicial Procedure which analyses and identifies good practices as well as...

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Establishing the regular use of court user satisfaction surveys in Albania

22 April 2022 Tirana, Albania

An innovative online system to carry out court user satisfaction surveys based on CEPEJ methodology, was launched on 22 April 2022, at Tirana District Court. Naureda Llagami, Chair of the High Judicial Council stressed the importance of such instrument administered by the High Judicial Council,...

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The President of the CEPEJ at the hybrid Forum for Digital Transformation of Justice, Madrid

headline 20 April 2022 Madrid, Spain

On 20 April 2022, Mr Ramin Garagurbanli, President of the CEPEJ will participate in this first high-level Forum for the Digital Transformation of Justice organised by Ministry of Justice of Spain in collaboration with the Confederation of Business Organizations and the Ministry of Economy. Mr...

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Conference on the digitalisation of justice

8 April 2022 Tunis, Tunisia

In the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe program aimed at improving the functioning, performance and access to justice in Tunisia (AP-JUST) co-financed by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the latter, the European Commission for the Efficiency...

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Supporting court leadership to enhance managerial capacities

8 April 2022 Durres, Albania

The European Union and Council of Europe joint action “Strengthening the Efficiency and Quality of Justice in Albania” is supporting the School of Magistrates to improve managerial capacities of the court leadership in Albania. The first regional activity with the court leadership took place in...

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“Judges and prosecutors for Ukraine”: launch of a new platform connecting with Ukrainian judges and prosecutors

08/04/2022

Following the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, a self-help platform "Basecamp: judges and prosecutors for Ukraine" has been launched at the initiative of the Presidents of three Council of Europe committees: the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE), the Consultative...

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Call for tenders for provision of an awareness raising campaign about access to justice for vulnerable groups in the Republic of Moldova

05/04/2022 Chisinau

In the framework of the Project “Support to further strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in the Republic of Moldova” funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe in their Partnership for Good Governance II, the Council...

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Presentation of the outcomes of the consultations to define the indicators and track records able to demonstrate the effect of judicial reforms in Azerbaijan

15 March 2022 Azerbaijan

On 15 March 2022, CEPEJ organised a presentation of the Report “Consultations to define the indicators and track records able to demonstrate the effect of judicial reforms in Azerbaijan”. This report which was prepared by two CEPEJ experts, Nino Bakakuri (Georgia) and Rado Brezovar (Slovenia),...

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Release of the fourth assessment of justice system of Kosovo*

1 March 2022 Kosovo*

On 1 March 2022, the Ministry of Justice officially launched the assessment report on the functioning of the Kosovo justice system. This report, based on CEPEJ methodology, is the fourth one of its kind, and the second one prepared by the Ministry of Justice, which shows that the Ministry and the...

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CEPEJ contributes to improve the communication policy of courts in the Republic of Moldova

9 February 2022 Chisinau

Further to an assessment of the Communication Strategy of the Superior Council of Magistracy and of the Guide for the judiciary on relations with mass-media by international and national experts, a Working Group was created and met on 9 February 2022 to improve the regulations on communication...

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Competition on courts’ performance in the Republic of Moldova launched with the support of CEPEJ

2022 Moldova

A competition aiming at discovering and highlighting innovative and efficient practices concerning the functioning of justice, judicial procedures or the organisation of courts is to be conducted for the first time in Moldova in 2022. It is expected to encourage the proactive management,...

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Joint meeting of the CEPEJ working groups on quality of justice (CEPEJ GT-QUAL) and on cyberjustice and artificial intelligence (CEPEJ-GT-CYBERJUST) on digitisation of justice and the use of artificial intelligence

17-18 March 2022 Pisa (Italy)

On 17 March 2022, the two working groups on quality of justice (CEPEJ GT-QUAL) and on cyberjustice and artificial intelligence (CEPEJ-GT-CYBERJUST) will meet in Pisa (Italy), in the framework of the Italian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The meeting, organised...

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15th annual meeting of the network of pilot courts of the CEPEJ - postponed

Due to the low number of participants announced, it was decided to postpone the meeting of CEPEJ Network of Pilot Courts which was to take place in Lublin on 10 March 2022. It is suggested to postpone the meeting to October 2022, at a date to be fixed later. The Secretariat of the CEPEJ warmly...

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Public consultations on new judicial map of Albania continue

18 February 2022 Albania

On February 18, 2022, the chairwoman of the High Judicial Council (HJC), the Minister of Justice (MoJ) and the General Prosecutor held an exchange of views with representatives of the Courts, Bar Association and legal aid services on the judicial map proposal, presented for discussion in several...

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Presentation of the report on "Remote Court Hearings in Criminal Cases in Georgia"

10 February 2022 Georgia

On 10 February 2022, the Report "Remote Court Hearings in Criminal Cases in Georgia" prepared by João Arsénio de Oliveira, expert of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) and chairman of the CEPEJ Working group on quality of Justice, was presented to justice professionals,...

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CEPEJ key performance indicators included in dashboards for courts and prosecution in Kosovo*

4 February 2022 Pristina

On 4 February 2022, the CMIS (Case Management Information System) project within the Kosovo Judicial Council and Kosovo Prosecutorial Council presented dashboards to monitor court and prosecution performance to the members of the Users’ Working Group which is working to advance the CMIS in...

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Justice Dashboard for the Eastern Partnership: support to data collection for the beneficiaries of the project

01/03/2022 Online

The CEPEJ is organising from December 2021 to March 2022, a number of data collection support meetings for the beneficiaries of the "Justice Dashboard EaP" Project. The support is provided through online bilateral meetings with national correspondents and their national interlocutors involved in...

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CEPEJ court users’ satisfaction surveys as a self-assessment tool of management in Kosovo* courts

In January 2022, court user’s satisfaction surveys will be launched in the courts of Pristina, Peja and Mitrovica. The surveys will enable courts to use the feedback of court users as to identify strengths and weaknesses in the courts’ functioning. The Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC) considers...

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Artificial intelligence in judicial systems: the CEPEJ adopts a four-year Action Plan on digitalisation for a better justice

9 December 2021 Strasbourg and online

At its 37th plenary meeting on 8 and 9 December, the CEPEJ adopted an Action Plan for the next four years on digitalisation for a better justice, aiming at reconciling the efficiency of new technologies and the respect of fundamental rights. This Action Plan sets the major orientations of the...

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CEPEJ and the Council of State of Egypt met to present the recommendations on statistical reporting of the Egyptian administrative courts

10 December 2021

On 10 December 2021, the CEPEJ and its international experts held a meeting with the Council of State of Egypt to present the recommendations on statistical reporting, judicial data analysis and use of efficiency indicators within the Egyptian administrative courts. This meeting concluded the...

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The CEPEJ will organise a roundtable and a workshop on judicial statistics in Azerbaijan

14 and 15 December 2021 Azerbaijan

The CEPEJ will organise an online round table on 14 December 2021 to present the CEPEJ dynamic database of European judicial systems to national stakeholders in Azerbaijan. The various CEPEJ-STAT dashboards, CEPEJ Evaluation Report of judicial systems, evaluation scheme and requested data will be...

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The digitalisation of justice at the heart of the debates of the 37th plenary meeting of the CEPEJ

8 and 9 December 2021 Strasbourg and online

The 37th plenary meeting of the CEPEJ took place on 8 and 9 December in Strasbourg and online. An action plan for the next four years has been adopted on the theme "digitalisation for a better justice", aiming at reconciling the efficiency of new technologies and the respect of fundamental...

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Malta launches digital justice strategy co-drafted by CEPEJ experts

3 december 2021 Malta

On 3 December 2021, the Maltese Ministry for Justice and Governance launched its new Digital Justice Strategy during an event which was opened by the Minister for Justice and Governance Dr. Edward Zammit Lewis and Mr. Daniele Dotto of DG REFORM of the European Union. The launch of this strategy...

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Seminar for Tunisian Lawyers on "Artificial Intelligence and Justice: Comparative European Experiences

2 December 2021 Hammamet (Tunisia)

On 2 December 2021, the CEPEJ, in cooperation with the Tunisian National Bar Association (ONAT), organised a seminar for Tunisian lawyers on "Artificial Intelligence and Justice: Comparative European Experiences” in Hammamet. This seminar, which is part of a series of events concerning the reform...

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The CEPEJ is presenting the Strategy and Action Plan on the development of the Supreme Court of Georgia 2021-2023

2 December 2021 Georgia

On 2 December 2021, the CEPEJ presented the Strategy and Action Plan on the development of the Supreme Court of Georgia 2021-2023, in presence of the Chief Justice Nino Kadagidze and other Supreme Court judges. The CEPEJ has identified several areas of development of the functioning of the...

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Steering Group meeting of the EU/CoE Project “Support to further strengthening the efficiency and quality of judicial services in the Republic of Moldova”

1st December 2021 Republic of Moldova

The 4th Steering Group meeting took place on 1 December 2021 by means of videoconferencing. On this occasion, the Project’s implementing partners took stock of the results and progress achieved over the last 6 months and approved the action plan for the next period. A particular focus has been...

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Workshop on the Handbook of Good Practice on Judicial Expertise in Tozeur (Tunisia)

26 November 2021 Tozeur (Tunisia)

Following the workshop of 29 October in Hammamet, the CEPEJ, in cooperation with the Tunisian Ministry of Justice, organised on 26 November a workshop on the draft Handbook of Good Practice on Judicial Expertise, which is being prepared by judges, lawyers and judicial experts from the region of...

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The CEPEJ supports a Court Managers’ Forum in Georgia

26 and 27 November 2021 Georgia

On 26 and 27 November 2021, the CEPEJ will support a Court Managers’ Forum for court managers from all the courts in Georgia. The first day will be devoted to the development of electronic case management rule of the Courts and the definition of the next steps towards its implementation. During...

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Awareness-raising workshop on change management towards digital justice for the administrative directors of the Moroccan courts in the Agadir region

23 November 2021 Agadir (Morocco)

On 23 November 2021, the CEPEJ will organise a face-to-face workshop in Agadir and online with CEPEJ experts to raise awareness of change management towards e-justice for the administrative directors of the courts in the Agadir region. Two similar workshops were organised on 24 June 2021 in Rabat...

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The CEPEJ will organise four online cascade trainings on court management for court presidents, judges and court staff in Azerbaijan

26 November to 3rd December 2021 Online, Azerbaijan

Between 26 November and 3 December 2021, four online training sessions aiming at improving the efficiency and quality of courts based on the tools and guidelines developed by the CEPEJ will be organised. The trainings will be conducted by local trainers who completed the Training of Trainers...

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Albanian High Inspector of Justice establish cooperation with European Network of Justice Inspection Services

22 to 24 November 2021 Tirana (Albania)

A delegation of the European Network of Judicial Inspectors (RESIJ) composed of high justice inspectors from several European countries (France, Italy, Romania and Portugal) will hold an exchange visit with the Albanian High Inspectorate of Justice (HJI) in Tirana (Albania) from 22 to 24 November...

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The management of judicial timeframes at the heart of the exchanges with the pilot prosecution offices of Morocco

22 November 2021 Morocco

On 25 November, the CEPEJ will organise, in cooperation with the Presidency of the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Kingdom of Morocco, two simultaneous meetings with the pilot prosecution offices: the General Prosecutor's Office of the Safi Court of Appeal and the Prosecutor's Office of the...

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Official launching of the European Cyberjustice Network of the CEPEJ

16 November 2021 Online

The CEPEJ, via its working group on cyberjustice and AI (CEPEJ-GT-CYBERJUST), decided in 2020 to create a European Cyberjustice Network. On 16 November 2021, the CEPEJ officially launched the European Cyberjustice Network (ECN), in virtual presence of more than 100 experts appointed by their...

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Second Workshop on the Lawyer and Electronic procedures for Tunisian Lawyers

11 November 2021 Tunisia

On 11 November 2021, the CEPEJ, in cooperation with the Tunisian National Bar Association (ONAT), organised a second seminar for Tunisian lawyers on electronic procedures, following a first seminar organised on 21 October 2021. An analysis of the existing situation and the resources available in...

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Last days for law students to submit their applications for the CEPEJ Junior Crystal Scales of Justice Prize - 2022 Edition

20 November 2021

The Junior Crystal Scales of Justice, organised jointly by the CEPEJ and the Strasbourg Law School, complements the existing Crystal Scales of Justice Prize. The Prize is open to Master's students from law schools in one of the member states of the Council of Europe or an observer country to the...

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Training on reliable judicial statistics as a tool for measuring court performance in Albania

04 and 05 November 2021 Vlorë (Albania)

On 4 and 5 November 2021, in Vlorë (Albania), the CEPEJ started a series of trainings to improve the judicial statistical data collection system, based on the CEPEJ methodology, in a uniformed way, in particular concerning court registers. The regional workshops provided an opportunity for the...

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Evaluation visits to courts in Cyprus by the CEPEJ

08 November 2021 Cyprus

On 8 November 2021, the CEPEJ will undertake visits in the Supreme court of Cyprus and in the District Court of Nicosia. The Evaluation team and the experts of the CEPEJ will meet the respective Presidents and court staff to discuss the daily functioning of the court. The aim of this evaluations...

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Consultation on the Manual of good practice on judicial expertise in Tunisia

29 October 2021 Hammamet (Tunisia)

The CEPEJ, in partnership with the Ministry of Justice, organised on 29 October 2021 in Hammamet (Tunisia), a regional consultation and dissemination seminar on the draft manual of good practice on judicial expertise. The aim of this event was to present a first version of this document, produced...

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Call for tenders for provision of an awareness raising campaign about access to justice for vulnerable groups in the Republic of Moldova

03 November 2021

In the framework of the Project “Support to further strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in the Republic of Moldova” funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe in their Partnership for Good Governance II, the Council...

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Call for tender for providers for assistance in the assistance in collecting and processing judicial data in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

28 October 2021 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

The Council of Europe is looking for a Provider for the provision of assistance in the collection and processing of data on the functioning of the judicial system, as well as in the training delivery on data collection and analysis in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine...

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Closing event of the cooperation Project to establish a digital strategy for the Maltese justice sector: conclusions and way forward

26 October 2021 Malta

On 26 October 2021, the CEPEJ, in cooperation with the European Union and the Maltese Ministry of Justice, organised the closing event of the Project entitled “Establishing a digital strategy for the Maltese justice sector”, which started in May 2020. Participants included representatives of the...

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Development of dashboards to improve case management in two pilot prosecution offices in Morocco

27 October 2021 Morocco

On 27 October 2021, the CEPEJ will organise jointly with the Presidency of the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Kingdom of Morocco a meeting with two pilot prosecution offices, the General Prosecutor's Office of the Safi Court of Appeal and the Prosecutor's Office of the Khémisset Court of First...

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European Day of Justice, 25 October 2021: free access to advice from legal professionals in Council of Europe member States

25 October 2021 Accross Europe

Since 2004, the Council of Europe and European Union have celebrated the European Day of Justice around 25 October throughout Europe, for the benefit of European citizens, students and justice professionals. Free information and advice days will be organised by lawyers and notaries, in...

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Awareness-raising workshop on change management towards digital justice for the administrative directors of the Moroccan courts of the regions of Tangiers, Tetouan and Al Hoceima

26 October 2021 Rabat (Morocco)

On 26 October 2021, the CEPEJ will organise a face-to-face workshop in Tanger and an online workshop with CEPEJ experts to raise awareness of change management towards e-justice for the administrative directors of the courts in the northern regions of Morocco. A similar workshop was organised on...

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Seminar on "The Lawyer and Electronic Procedures: Insights on Comparative European Experiences" for Tunisian Lawyers

21 October 2021 Tunisia

On 21 October 2021, the CEPEJ, in cooperation with the Tunisian National Bar Association (ONAT), is organising a seminar on "The Lawyer and electronic procedures: a look at comparative European experiences" for Tunisian lawyers. The seminar will consist of a presentation, by CEPEJ experts, of...

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CEPEJ meets the new Moroccan pilot prosecution offices to exchange on their method of communication with the judicial police

21 October 2021 Morocco

In cooperation with the Presidency of the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Kingdom of Morocco, the CEPEJ is organising on 21 October a meeting with the new pilot prosecution offices, namely the General Prosecutor's Office of the Court of Appeal of Beni Mellal and the Court of First Instance of...

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Workshop of the CEPEJ with the Council of State of Egypt concerning the on-going data collection and analysis mechanisms in administrative courts

14 October 2021 Egypt - online

On 14 October 2021, an online working meeting with the Council of State of Egypt took place to discuss the preliminary findings of the analysis of the data related to operation of 9 selected administrative courts. The meeting started with a visual presentation of the trends related to main...

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Conference of European Ministers of Justice on Digital Technologies and Artificial Intelligence - New Challenges for Justice in Europe

5 October 2021 Budapest (Hungary)

On 5 October 2021, the Conference of European Ministers of Justice on "Digital Technology and Artificial Intelligence - New Challenges for Justice in Europe" takes place within the framework of the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of Europe. The two experts in charge of giving the introductory...

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Interpretation in drawings from children about "the power of justice"

30 September 2021 Slovak Republic

In the framework of the European Day of Justice 2021, the Chancellery of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic organised an essay competition on the topic: "Justice - myth or reality?" and a drawing competition on the topic: "The power of justice" in order to increase public awareness...

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CEPEJ-SATURN should finalise the guidelines on the role of judicial professionals in judicial time management

13 and 14th October 2021 Strasbourg

The Working Group on judicial time management (CEPEJ-SATURN) will meet on 13 and 14 October to discuss the revision of the guidelines on judicial time management aiming at completing them for non-judicial court staff, lawyers, court-appointed experts, enforcement agents and Rechtspfleger. It will...

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Artificial intelligence in judicial systems, gender diversity amongst judges and online training on the agenda of the CEPEJ-GT-QUAL

11 and 12 October 2021 Strasbourg and online

The CEPEJ Working group on quality (CEPEJ-GT-QUAL) will meet on 11 and 12 October 2021 and will discuss new approaches ensuring the application and follow-up of the European ethical Charter on the use of Artificial Intelligence in judicial systems and their environment. The group will also...

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Workshop in Tunisia " Introducing mediation training: overview of the CEPEJ Guidelines and relevant European experiences”

5th October 2021 Tunis (Tunisia)

In continuity of the actions dedicated to mediation initiated since the beginning of the year, the CEPEJ, in cooperation with the Tunisian National Bar Association (ONAT) organised on 5th October 2021 an online workshop on introducing mediation training in the country. During this workshop which...

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Creation of a new IT tool for publishing judicial statistics in the Republic of Moldova

29 September 2021 Republic of Moldova

JUSTAT is designed as a national Internet-based tool aimed at publishing data about the judicial system in the Republic of Moldova, such as statistics, key indicators and other information on the performance of the court system. Following consultations with the national stakeholders and based on...

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International Conference on Women’s Access to Justice

06 October 2021 Online

On the occasion of the international Conference on “Women’s Access to Justice: Moving closer to full ratification and implementation of the Istanbul Convention” which will be held online on 7 and 8 October 2021, Mr Jaša Vrabec, President of the CEPEJ Working group on evaluation of judicial...

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Simplified hospital complaints procedure for victims of domestic violence: French Ministry of Justice wins the Council of Europe Crystal Scales of Justice Prize

1st October 2021 Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Ljubljana (Slovenia), 01.10.2021 - The French Ministry of Justice has just won the European Crystal Scales of Justice Prize for a project entitled: "Simplified filing of complaints in hospital for victims of domestic violence" [Explanation] The 2021 European "Crystal Scales of Justice" prize,...

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1st October, Ljubljana: Live streaming of the Roundtable on fairness in judicial procedures and Crystal Scales of justice Prize awarding ceremony

1st October 2021 Ljubljana (Slovenia)

The CEPEJ will award the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize to one of the three shortlisted initiatives. Organised at the invitation of the Supreme Court of Slovenia, the ceremony will be opened by Damijan Florjančič, President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia, Marjan Dikaučič,...

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The working group on the evaluation of judicial systems prepares the next evaluation report of European judicial systems

5 and 6 October 2021 Online

The CEPEJ Working Group on the evaluation of judicial systems (CEPEJ-GT-EVAL) will meet on 5 and 6 October 2021 in order to prepare the structure of the next CEPEJ evaluation report - 2022 cycle. This report will be based on the data of the year 2020 which are currently collected from the network...

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CEPEJ Cyberjustice and Artificial Intelligence working group decides on future priorities

28 September 2021 Online

The CEPEJ-GT-CYBERJUST has held its 4th meeting online on 23 and 24 September 2021. The group discussed progress of the forthcoming guidelines on electronic filing of court documents as well as on online enforcement procedures and online alternative dispute resolution. It endorsed also the...

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Representatives of judiciary institutions reaffirm their commitment to strengthening the efficiency and quality of Justice in Albania

23 September 2021 Tirana (Albania)

On 23 September, the CEPEJ organised the Steering Committee meeting of the Action “Strengthening the quality and efficiency of justice in Albania - SEJ III » in order to discuss on the progress of activities for the last semester and the plans ahead. Representatives of key justice institutions...

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Dashboard Western Balkans: third Steering Committee Meeting

27 September 2021 Western Balkans

The third meeting of the Steering committee of the Action "Dashboard Western Balkans: Towards a better evaluation of the results of judiciary reform efforts in the Western Balkans" will take place on 27 September 2021 via videoconference. It will bring together representatives of the European...

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Minister of Justice of Malta launches public consultation procedure for the Digital strategy for the Maltese Justice sector co-drafted by CEPEJ experts

22 September 2021 Malta

On 22 September the Ministry of Justice, Equality and Governance of Malta launched the three-week public consultation procedure for the first Digital strategy for the Maltese justice sector, co-drafted by CEPEJ experts over the last year, before it can be adopted. Dozens of videconferences were...

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Consultation meetings to define national-level indicators able to demonstrate the effect of judicial reforms in Azerbaijan

27 to 30 September 2021 Azerbaijan

From 27 to 30th September 2021, the CEPEJ will organize 4 half-day online consultations from CEPEJ experts with representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Supreme Court, Judicial Legal Council and Justice Academy. The meetings aimed to identify unified, national-level indicators to measure court...

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The CEPEJ pursues its work with Moroccan public Prosecutors' Offices

22 September 2021 Kingdom of Morocco

The CEPEJ is organising on 22 September 2021 an online meeting bringing together the new prosecutors of the pilot public prosecutor's offices of the Court of Appeal of Safi and the Court of First Instance of Khémisset, representatives of the Presidency of the Moroccan Public Prosecutor's Office...

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Kosovo Judicial Council announces new statistical reports for courts incorporating key CEPEJ performance indicators

06 September 2021 Kosovo

On 6 September 2021, the Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC) announced that new statistical reports are now available in Kosovo* in the courts and can be used by all judges and court presidents to monitor performance, court backlogs, postponements of hearings, and the length of court proceedings. The...

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The finalist projects of the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize concern support for victims of domestic violence, children's awareness of the functioning of the justice system and legal assistance

07 September 2021 Online

The finalist projects of the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize concern support for victims of domestic violence, children's awareness of the functioning of the justice system and legal assistance The European “Crystal Scales of Justice Prize”, awarded by the Council of Europe, makes it possible to...

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Meetings to present the Recommendations developed by CEPEJ experts to two pilot prosecution offices in the Kingdom of Morocco

16 July 2021 Morocco

On 16 July 2021, the CEPEJ experts will present concrete and specific recommendations formulated within the framework of the evaluation of the functioning and working processes of two pilot prosecution offices of the Programme "Improving the functioning of justice in Morocco on the basis of tools...

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Workshop on mediation in Tunisia: Exchanges about the introduction of mediation in a country in the light of the CEPEJ guidelines and the comparative European experiences

12 July 2021 Tunisia

In continuity of the actions dedicated to mediation initiated since the beginning of the year, the CEPEJ, in cooperation with the Tunisian National Bar Association (ONAT) organised on 12 July 2021 a workshop dedicated to the integration of mediation in a national system. Regarding the existing...

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The CEPEJ at the 2021 HELP Network Conference “Upholding the Rule of Law”

1 & 2 July 2021 Strasbourg

On 1-2 July 2021, the Council of Europe Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) held its 2021 Annual Network Conference. The Conference was organised under the auspices of the Hungarian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.HELP is an entity...

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The CEPEJ publishes a Handbook on court dashboards

07 July 2021 Strasbourg

A dashboard is an efficient tool to track, analyse and display multiple data in one court location. Based on performance indicators, it helps the courts, its managers and justice professionals, to monitor and analyse their efficiency giving an overall picture of their performance, and thus to...

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The President of the CEPEJ at the Conference of Heads of Prosecutor’s Offices, St Petersburg

6 to 9 July 2021 St Petersburg (Russian Federation)

From 6 to 9 July 2021, Mr Ramin Garagurbanli, President of the CEPEJ participates in the high-level conference “Role of Prosecutor’s Office in Protection of Individual Rights and Public Interest in Light of Requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights” co-organised jointly by the...

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The CEPEJ adopts its guidelines on videoconferencing in judicial proceedings

1st July 2021

At its plenary meeting on 16 and 17 June 2021, the CEPEJ adopted new tools prepared by its working groups who continued their work despite the sanitary crisis. The development of information technology and the integration of artificial intelligence into judicial systems are an integral part of...

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Presentation of the Analysis on how CEPEJ methods can be applied on judicial statistics in Georgia

25 June 2021 Online

On 25 June 2021 from 12 until 2 pm Georgian time (10 am to 12 Strasbourg/French time), the CEPEJ will organise an online seminar to present the analysis of existing data and statistical reporting processes to demonstrate how CEPEJ methods can be applied with the aim to guide and support policy...

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Court management online training session in Azerbaijan

23 to 25 June 2021 Azerbaijan

From 23 to 25 June 2021, the CEPEJ organises an online training session for trainers on court management, in particular on the collection and analysis of judicial statistics, performance evaluation, measuring the quality of justice and case and time management. The participants are judges and...

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Seminar on "Mediation in civil matters: practices and foundations" for Tunisian lawyers

22-24 June 2021 Tunis (Tunisia)

From 22 to 24 June 2021, the CEPEJ, in cooperation with the National Order of Tunisian Lawyers (ONAT), is organising 3 seminars on “Mediation in civil matters and foundations”. Comparative European experiences, practices and foundations will be presented by the CEPEJ experts. This event is a...

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Awareness-raising workshop on change management towards cyberjustice for administrative directors of Moroccan courts

21 June 2021 Rabat

On 24 June 2021, the CEPEJ will organise a face-to-face workshop in Rabat and an online workshop with CEPEJ experts to raise awareness of change management towards cyberjustice for administrative directors of Moroccan courts. Representatives of the Moroccan Ministry of Justice will present the...

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Online conference on artificial intelligence in the field of justice for future Tunisian magistrates

18 June 2021 Tunis (Tunisia)

In the framework of the support to the initial training of Tunisian magistrates, in partnership with the Tunisian Higher Institute for Magistracy (ISM) and the Tunisian Ministry of Justice, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) is organising an online conference on the...

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Artificial intelligence and digital justice at the heart of the discussions of the next CEPEJ plenary meeting

16 and 17 June 2021 Online

During its plenary meeting of 16 and 17 June 2021, which will be held online, the CEPEJ should adopt a certain number of tools prepared by its working groups which continued their work despite the health crisis. In order to fulfil its mission of guarantor of human rights and protection of...

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Launch of the 2nd edition of the "Junior Crystal Scales of Justice" Prize - Edition 2022

14 June 2021

This Prize, organised jointly by the CEPEJ and the Faculty of Law of Strasbourg, complements the existing Crystal Scales of Justice Prize. It is open to Master's students from law schools in one of the member States of the Council of Europe or an observer country to the CEPEJ and is organised...

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Training on appeals against acts of enforcement agents in national courts in the Republic of Moldova

1 to 30 June 2021 Republic of Moldova

In June 2021 a series of 10 on-line training seminars are conducted in the field of enforcement in civil and administrative matters, largely based on the new Commentary to the Enforcement Code, recently developed at the initiative of the Council of Europe. The agenda is focused on the examination...

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Evaluation of the performance of enforcement systems and reporting in the Republic of Moldova

Republic of Moldova

An online Seminar on the evaluation and reporting on the performance of enforcement systems and their agents was conducted in the Republic of Moldova. The seminar gathered 25 participants, from the Moldovan National Union of Enforcement Agents as well as court presidents and judges. With the...

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Workshop on Automatic Re-Assignment of Criminal Cases

15 June 2021 Kosovo

On 15 June 2021, the CEPEJ organised a hybrid workshop on implementation of an automatic Re-Assignment of judges and/or judicial panels in criminal cases during which CEPEJ experts presented their findings and recommendations. These recommendations aim to address situations when judges designated...

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Improving the methodology of distribution of resources in the Moldovan judiciary by using statistical data

20 May 2021 Republic of Moldova

The CEPEJ organised on 20 May 2021 a second online seminar on taking decisions with regard to the distribution of resources based on objective data about workload, efficiency and quality of judicial services. The ability of the courts and of the judiciary in general to properly evaluate and...

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Online conference on the role of the judge in mediation for future Tunisian magistrates

11 June 2021 Online

An online conference on "The Judge and Mediation" will be jointly organised by the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), the Tunisian High Institute of Magistracy and the Tunisian Ministry of Justice on 11 June 2021 in the framework of the support of the initial training of...

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More efficient courts in Latvia thanks to new technologies

08 June 2021 Latvia

On 8 June 2021, the CEPEJ, in co-operation with the Latvian Ministry of Justice, is organising an online seminar on new technology solutions for more efficient courts in Latvia, with a particular focus on digitisation and electronic case management. CEPEJ experts from Portugal, Austria, Italy and...

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Closure of the Cooperation Project on 9 June 2021 in the presence of the Latvian Minister of Justice and the President of the CEPEJ

08 June 2021 Latvia

On 9 June 2021 the CEPEJ, in cooperation with the Latvian Ministry of Justice, will celebrate the closure followed by the meeting of the Steering Committee of the Cooperation Project initiated in September 2019 "Strengthening the access to justice in Latvia through fostering mediation and legal...

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Launch of the Justice Dashboard Eastern Partnership Project

08 June 2021 Online

On 8 June 2021, the CEPEJ will launch the Project "Support for a better evaluation of the results of judicial reform efforts in the Eastern Partnership - Justice Dashboard EaP” through an online meeting with the beneficiary countries, the representatives of the European Commission and the...

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The CEPEJ publishes a specific study on enforcement of court decisions

07 June 2021

Based on the 2018 data collected and processed by CEPEJ, the International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ) prepared a specific study on enforcement agents. This study, adopted by the CEPEJ Working Group on Evaluation (CEPEJ-GT-EVAL) represents a complement to the CEPEJ European judicial systems...

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Training for Latvian court judges on the length of proceedings and practice related to the case law of the European Court of Human Rights

2 June 2021 Online

The CEPEJ, in cooperation with the Latvian Ministry of Justice, organised on 2 June 2021, a training on Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and more particularly on the excessive length of proceedings and the practice related to the case law of the European Court of Human...

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Webinar on reasonable length of proceedings and case backlog in Georgian courts

3 June 2021 Online

Among the series of webinars dedicated to “Judicial proceedings within reasonable time”, this second webinar organised on 3rd of June, was to present the concept of CEPEJ timeframes in conformity with Article 6 of the European Convention of Human Rights as well as to explain the notion of...

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Conclusions of the seminar on possible solutions for a better management of cases in courts at the time of the Covid-19 crisis for Tunisian magistrates and registrars

05 May 2021 Tunisia

Magistrates and chief registrars from different jurisdictions met on 5 May to exchange with CEPEJ international and national experts on best practices for the internal management of European and Tunisian courts in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic The main conclusions of this videoconference...