New CEPEJ website

16 April 2018 Strasbourg

The CEPEJ is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. The functions provided are fully efficient and can be easily viewed on all (smart) mobile devices. Site features are less dense and graphics have been improved. Information presented on the site has been streamlined, reviewed and...

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The CEPEJ organised training for the administrative managers of Moroccan courts

12-13 April 2018 Marrakech (Morocco)

On 12 and 13 April 2018 in Marrakech, CEPEJ presented a court management training session aimed at the administrative managers of the Moroccan courts and given by experts of the CEPEJ; recognised legal professionals hailing from France, Belgium, Switzerland and Portugal. Focusing on "The role of...

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How to weight a judicial case? A key indicator for time measurement in courts

headline 10 April 2018 Strasbourg

After the finalised and published its first version of Judicial Timeframes, the CEPEJ SATURN Centre embarked on a new goal in 2017, this being an in-depth study about the different mechanisms of case weighting adopted in European courts. The 23rd meeting of the SATURN Centre (April 2018) was an...

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CEPEJ participated in the worldwide meeting of judicial systems in Marrakech, celebrating the first anniversary of the establishment of the Supreme Council of the Judicial Power of Morocco (SCJP)

headline 2 to 4 April 2018 Marrakech (Morocco)

Representatives of judicial systems from all over the world celebrated the first anniversary of the establishment of the Supreme Council of the Judicial Power of Morocco (SCJP)in Marrakech, from 2 to 4 April 2018. The Council of Europe and the CEPEJ, partners of the Moroccan authorities, were...

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Court coaching project in Albania to reinforce court safety and security

headline 20 March 2018 Tirana, Fieri and Berati (Albania)

On 20-21 March 2018, two international experts of the CEPEJ launched a court coaching project to improve safety and security measures in courts in light of the CEPEJ Guidelines on the Organization and Accessibility of Court Premises. Experts visited courts in Tirana, Fieri and Berati and led a...

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The highest Moroccan authorities in charge of justice launched together an international seminar on the management of the means of the prosecution services

headline 29 March 2018 Rabat (Morocco)

The CEPEJ and the Presidency of the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Kingdom of Morocco (an institution recently set up in the framework of the Moroccan judicial reform), jointly organised an international seminar in Rabat on the management of the means of prosecution services on 29 March 2018....

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Online survey about the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in judicial systems

headline 21 March 2018 Strasbourg, France

In the framework of a study led by the CEPEJ, the Working Group on quality of justice (CEPEJ-GT-QUAL) would like to gather relevant experience in the Council of Europe’s member States about current applications of artificial intelligence (mainly machine learning) in the justice field. You would...

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Court Presidents and the Kosovo Judicial Council are increasing their use of CEPEJ indicators in Kosovo*

headline 1st March 2018 Kosovo

On 1 March, Court Presidents presented their 2017 annual reports to the Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC). On this occasion, the KoSEJ Action witnessed positive results of its cooperation with beneficiaries to improve their methodology to analyse and report on judicial statistics. The annual reports...

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The weighting and duration of judicial proceedings will be examined during the meeting of the CEPEJ SATURN Centre

headline 5-6 April 2018 Strasbourg, France

The Steering Group of the SATURN Centre for Judicial Time Management (CEPEJ-SATURN) will hold its 23rd meeting on 5 and 6 April 2018 in Strasbourg. Its work will mainly concern the devising of a case weighting indicator for jurisdictions. The Group will also examine the updated analysis on the...

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Peer review mission in Montenegro

headline 14 March 2018 Podgorica (Montenegro)

On the invitation of the Ministry of justice and in co-operation with the Judicial Council of Montenegro CEPEJ organised a two days Peer Review mission with an objective to support Montenegro in improving the availability and quality of the judicial statistics in line with the CEPEJ key...

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Subscribe to the CEPEJ Newsletter to stay informed about the latest news in the field of Justice

headline 07 March 2018

The next CEPEJ Newsletter, to be published in April 2018, will focus on justice systems of the future, predictive justice, artificial intelligence and e-justice. Please use the link below to subscribe. Subscription form to the CEPEJ Newsletter

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Meeting of the Working Group on Quality of Justice

headline 14-15 March 2018 Strasbourg

The 23rd meeting of the CEPEJ Working Group on quality of justice took place in Strasbourg on 14 and 15 March. The Group particularly addressed the challenges of artificial intelligence algorithms on judicial systems. It also addressed the communication by the courts, the qualitative assessment...

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Training on court management for Chancellors of all courts of Albania

headline 22-23 February 2018 Durres (Albania)

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), in cooperation with the School of Magistrates, provided training for Chancellors from all courts in Albania. With the justice reform, Chancellors will have a new and more important role in managing courts in cooperation with other...

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Improving the relationship between the media and the judiciary in Albania

headline 8-9 February 2018 Tirana (Albania)

On 8 and 9 February 2018, Ms Brigitte Koppenhöfer, CEPEJ international expert, came to Tirana to work on the relationship between the judiciary and the media in the context of the justice reform. She led a workshop to present European good practices to judges, prosecutors, lawyers and...

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Launch of CEPEJ’s work on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in judicial systems

headline 8 February 2018

On 8 February 2018, CEPEJ launched its work on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems, in coordination with the Committee of the Convention on data protection. A multidisciplinary team of experts will lead the drafting of guidelines for the ethical use of algorithms within justice...

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CEPEJ and the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic presented the report “Efficiency and quality of the Slovak judicial system”

27-28 February 2018 Bratislava (Slovakia)

The Minister of Justice of the Slovak Republic, Ms Lucia Žitnanská, and the President of CEPEJ, Mr Georg Stawa, presented the report “Efficiency and quality of the Slovak judicial system / Assessment and recommendations on the basis of CEPEJ tools” which puts forward an expert view on the current...

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Ad hoc meeting of the Working Group on the Evaluation of European Judicial Systems

headline 19 February 2018 Paris (France)

The ad hoc meeting of the CEPEJ Working Group on the evaluation of European judicial systems took place in Paris on 19 February 2018 in order to make an/with the aim of making an initial assessment of data collection and quality control for the 2016-2018 evaluation cycle of European judicial...

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Training in Tirana to improve the system of notifications and the service of judicial documents

headline 19-20 February 2018 Tirana (Albania)

The CEPEJ expert, Mr Mathieu Chardon, led training sessions on 19-20 February 2018, at the Tirana Court of First Instance for judicial staff, postal workers and bailiffs. Around 120 professionals participated. The objective was to present measures to improve the system of notifications and the...

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Cooperation with Malta on case weighting

headline 12 February 2018 La Valletta (Malta)

The judicial authorities of Malta have invited the CEPEJ to assist them in the construction of a system of case weighting within their jurisdictions. The CEPEJ has produced a first summary of the practices in this field, following the plenary meeting of the pilot courts of Kristiansand (Norway)...

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Piloting the future Case Management Information System at the Basic Court of Ferizaj (Kosovo*)

headline 7 February 2018 Ferizaj (Kosovo*)

On 7 February 2017, a visit was organized to witness the testing of the future Case Management Information System (CMIS), by its users (court staff) at the Basic Court of Ferizaj. In parallel to its direct work with courts in a court coaching programme which includes Ferizaj, the KoSEJ Action is...

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