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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Workshop on “Driving cyberjustice reforms in Spain through change management”

headline 4 July 2019 Madrid (Spain)

The President of the European Commission of Efficiency of Justice of the Council of Europe (CEPEJ), Mr Ramin Gurbanov, and the Secretary General for the Administration of Justice of the Ministry of Justice of the Kingdom of Spain, Mr Antonio Viejo Llorente, presided together the workshop “Driving...

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The CEPEJ provides institutional support to the Tunisian High Judicial Council ( Conseil Supérieur de la Magistrature- CSM)

headline 28 June 2019 Paris (France)

As part of the technical assistance provided to the CSM to consolidate the governance of the judicial power, the CEPEJ organised on 28 June 2019 in Paris, a peer working meeting devoted to the preparation of the institution's annual report. This first meeting was an opportunity to answer the...

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First activity of the CEPEJ cooperation project « Strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in Azerbaijan »

headline 2 and 3 July 2019 Baku (Azerbaijan)

On the 2 and 3 July 2019, the first activity of the project « Strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in Azerbaijan » was held in Baku. It has been a round table on the topic « European trends regarding the status of enforcement agents ». This activity falls under the...

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Official launching of the CEPEJ cooperation project « Strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in Azerbaijan »

headline 2 July 2019 Baku (Azerbaijan)

On the 2 of July 2019, The Council of Europe, the Azerbaijani Judicial authorities and the European Union officially launched the project « Strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in Azerbaijan ». This launching event was the opportunity to present the new project to the...

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Evaluation of judicial systems - 2018-2020 cycle

headline 25-26 June 2019 Nur Sultan (Kazakhstan)

The President of the CEPEJ Evaluation Working Group (CEPEJ-GT-EVAL), Mr Jaša Vrabec, visited Nur Sultan (Kazakhstan) on 25 and 26 June in order to launch the first CEPEJ evaluation cycle of judicial systems in this country which is as an observer State to the CEPEJ. This visit has been in...

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Second workshop and follow-up discussion on the draft report on key findings and recommendations

headline 25 and 26 June 2019 Valletta (Malta)

A team of CEPEJ experts visited Valletta (Malta) on 25 and 26 June 2019 to present and discuss the draft Report on Key Findings and Recommendations which concerns the functioning of the Court of Appeal (Superior Jurisdiction) and the development of a human resources strategy for the Maltese...

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Call for applications for international consultants in the framework of the joint EU/CoE project "Improving the efficiency and quality of the Judicial System in Azerbaijan"

headline 19 June 2019 Strasbourg

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) of the Council of Europe is launching a call for applications to create a pool of international consultants with relevant background to support the CEPEJ Secretariat in the implementation of the joint EU/CoE project "Improving the...

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The Council of Europe, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union officially launch two cooperation programmes in Tunisia to strengthen the independence of the judiciary and improve the functioning of the judicial system

headline 20 June 2019 Tunis (Tunisia)

On 20 June 2019, the Council of Europe, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Delegation of the European Union in Tunisia, organised the official launch of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programmes "Project to Support Independent Bodies in Tunisia...

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The CEPEJ adopts new tools on cyberjustice and mediation

headline 14 June 2019 Strasbourg

At its 32nd meeting (Strasbourg, 13-14 June 2019), the CEPEJ adopted a Toolkit for the implementation of the Guidelines on Cyberjustice, a European Handbook for Development of National Legislation on Mediation as well as Guidelines on designing and monitoring mediators training schemes. These...

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The CEPEJ supports Tunisia in improving the functioning, performance and access to justice

headline 17 June 2019 Tunis (Tunisia)

A team of CEPEJ experts is organising a first meeting with pilot courts on 17 June in Tunis with a view to further consolidating the use of CEPEJ tools, and considering potential cooperation activities. These CEPEJ tools are aiming at improving efficiency and quality of justice and daily...

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Cyberjustice and mediation on the agenda of the 32nd plenary meeting of the CEPEJ

headline 13 and 14 June 2019 Strasbourg

The 32nd plenary meeting of the CEPEJ will be held in Strasbourg on 13 and 14 June 2019. The CEPEJ members will meet Mr Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), and other judges of the Court, for an exchange of views on possible interactions between the...

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Study visit of a Maltese delegation to the Supreme Court of Slovenia in Ljubljana

3 June 2019 Ljubljana (Slovenia)

A team composed of a Maltese delegation (judges, representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Attorney General), members of the CEPEJ Secretariat and a CEPEJ expert will travel to Slovenia on 3 June 2019 to carry out a study visit of the Slovenian Supreme Court in Ljubljana. On this occasion,...

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Call for applications for international consultants in the framework of the joint EU/CoE project "Improving the functioning, performance and access to justice in Tunisia (AP-JUST)"

headline 23 May 2019 Strasbourg

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) of the Council of Europe is launching a call for applications to create a pool of international consultants with relevant background to support the CEPEJ Secretariat in the implementation of the joint EU/CoE project "Improving the...

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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*

headline 26 April 2019 Prisitna (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...

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CEPEJ first co-operation with the Egyptian Council of State

headline 14 and 15 May 2019 Cairo (Egypt)

Following a request made by the Vice-President of the State Council of Egypt, Judge Mohamed Raslan, a CEPEJ delegation conducted a fact-finding mission in Cairo on 14 and 15 May 2019. The delegation was welcomed by judge Ahmed Abu Al-Azm, President of the State Council which insisted on the need...

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Study visits to support the judicial reform in Albania (SEJ II Action)

headline 07 May 2019 Strasbourg

On 7 May 2019, a CEPEJ study visit was organised in Strasbourg for representatives of the new High Judicial Council, Courts and the School of Magistrates on ‘case flow and court administration’. Albanian beneficiaries were welcomed by the Court President and Public Prosecutor of the Strasbourg...

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First workshop and presentation of the Draft assessment report to the Maltese authorities

headline 2 and 3 May 2019 Valletta (Malta)

A team of CEPEJ experts visited Valletta (Malta) on 2 and 3 May 2019 to present and discuss a Draft evaluation report on the functioning of the Court of Appeal (Superior Jurisdiction) and the development of a human resources strategy for the Maltese courts. This report also includes a...

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Luxembourg's judicial system: key figures

headline 09 May 2019 Luxembourg

The Public Prosecutor's Office of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has just published the annual report of the Luxembourg Justice Department, which contains statistics on the courts and public prosecutors' offices in Luxembourg (data 2018) and the 2018 edition of the brochure "Justice in figures". ...

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The Kosovo Judicial Council and Courts in Kosovo* finalise the KoSEJ court coaching reports in preparation of projects with all courts

headline 03/05/2019 Kosovo*

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...

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