Awareness-raising and implementation of the European Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems and their environment

headline 18 February 2019 Strasbourg

Following the adoption of the first reference framework setting out the principles for the use of artificial intelligence in European judicial systems on 4 December 2018, the CEPEJ was invited to present the Charter at seminars and study sessions around Europe and beyond, and was mentioned by a...

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Launching of consultations in view of promoting cyberjustice in Spain through change management and improvement of data collection

headline 13-15 February 2019 Spain

In the course of two missions of the CEPEJ experts team to Spain, carried out on 12-13 December 2018 and on 13-15 February 2019, an exchange of information with national authorities and experts was engaged in view of promoting the implementation of cyberjustice tools through streamlined change...

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New "Cyberjustice University Diploma - Numerical challenges in Justice and the Law"

headline 05 February 2019 Strasbourg

The CEPEJ is a partner of the Cyberjustice Cluster of the Law Faculty of Strasbourg and invites you to read the information on the new "Cyberjustice University Diploma - Numerical challenges in Justice and the Law". Description of the Cyberjustice University Diploma [in French] More information...

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Kick-off activity in the framework of the Project « Supporting the efficiency of Justice in Malta » in Valetta

headline 1st February 2019 Valetta (Malta)

The kick-off activity of the Project « Supporting the efficiency of Justice in Malta » took place in Valetta, Malta, on 1 February 2019. CEPEJ experts discussed the expectations of the Maltese authorities, in particular from the judiciary, and identified possible areas of improvement as regards...

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Preparation of a glossary of terms used by the CEPEJ containing more than 80 definitions for experts and academicians in the field of justice

24 and 25 January 2019 Bologna (Italy)

The ad hoc Working Group on Definitions continues its work on the preparation of a glossary of terms used by the CEPEJ. It meets in Bologna on 24th and 25th January 2019, at the invitation of the IRSIG (Research Institute on Judicial Systems) Director, Marco Fabri, member of the Working Group....

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The Working Group on Evaluation of European judicial systems starts the next evaluation cycle

31 January to 1st February 2019 Paris

At its 36th meeting in Paris from 31 January to 1 February 2019, the CEPEJ Working Group on Evaluation of judicial systems (CEPEJ-GT-EVAL) will finalise the necessary documents to launch the data collection for the 2018-2020 cycle. This meeting will also be an opportunity to continue discussions...

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Using artificial intelligence to help deliver justice – challenges and safeguards

headline 23 January 2019 Brussels (Belgium)

The first “European ethical Charter on the Use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems and their environment” was adopted by the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) on 4 December 2018. The Charter will be presented to national delegations, stakeholders in EU...

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Support to the new scheme for the evaluation of judges in Albania

15 January 2019 Tirana (Albania)

From 14 to 15 January 2019, CEPEJ international expert Anne Sanders led a seminar and several meetings in Tirana to present and discuss the CEPEJ report on the new system of individual evaluation of judges in Albania established by the Law No 96/2016 "On the Status of Judges and Prosecutors in...

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Call for applications for the Council of Europe Prize “Crystal Scales of Justice” for innovative practices contributing to the efficiency and quality of justice

headline 10 January 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is organising the 10th edition of the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize. The aim of the prize is to identify and promote innovative practices regarding the conduct of proceedings, court organisation and the functioning of court systems in general. To be eligible for...

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Supporting the development of statistical reports to be generated by the Case Management Information System and the introduction of the electronic assignment of cases in Kosovo*

headline 9 January 2019 Pristina and Gjakova (Kosovo)

From 17 to 20 December 2018, the KoSEJ Action organised an expert mission to follow-up on the issues raised at the workshop held in May 2018 with high level international expertise to support the development and implementation of the Case Management Information System (CMIS) for courts and...

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2018/AO/SEJII/7bis - Call for tender - 18 January 2019 - For the provision of intellectual services on efficiency and quality of Justice at local level - SEJ II

headline 20 December 2018 Strasbourg

Under the framework of the European Union / Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey, the Council of Europe is looking for a maximum of 6 Provider(s) at local level in order to support the implementation of the Action on ‘Strengthening the efficiency and quality of...

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The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) organised, in cooperation with the Venice Commission, a training course in Morocco on strategic working methods and tools within a Justice Council

headline 19 December 2018 Strasbourg

At the request of the Training Directorate of the High Council of the Judiciary (HCCJ), on 12 December 2018 in Rabat the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) and the Venice Commission organised a training course on strategic planning tools and techniques, as well as good...

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KoSEJ third Steering Committee meeting in Pristina

headline 14 December 2018 Pristina (Kosovo)

The Steering Committee meeting of the KoSEJ Action took place on 13 December 2018 in Pristina. This was an opportunity to discuss openly with beneficiaries and partners the activities and results of the KoSEJ Action so far and envisage the months ahead as the last period of the Action approaches...

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The CEPEJ adopts new tools for the development of mediation

headline 14 December 2018 Strasbourg

At its 31st plenary meeting, on 3 and 4 December in Strasbourg, the CEPEJ adopted three new tools to promote the development of mediation in Council of Europe member states. These three tools are (i) a Code of Conduct for Mediation Providers, (ii) a set of Mediation forms that can be used...

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The CEPEJ publishes a Guide on communication with the media and the public for courts and prosecuting authorities

headline 14 December 2018 Strasbourg

The CEPEJ adopted, at its 31st plenary meeting in Strasbourg on 3 and 4 December last, a guide to assist courts and judicial authorities in criminal proceedings (public prosecutors and, where they exist, investigating judges) in managing communication with the public and the media, in particular...

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CEPEJ inception and fact-finding mission under the project “Promoting CyberJustice in Spain through change management and improvement of data collection"

headline 11 December 2018 Strasbourg

A multinational team of experts visited Madrid on 12-13 December 2018 as part of the efforts to support the Ministry of Justice of Spain in process of development and implementation of modern cyberjustice tools. In particular, the CEPEJ shared information on its tools and European good practices...

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The CEPEJ organises, in cooperation with the Venice Commission, a training course in Morocco on strategic working methods and tools within a Justice Council

headline 10 December 2018 Strasbourg

A training course designed to present, in the form of workshops, on the one hand, strategic planning tools and techniques and, on the other hand, good administrative management practices, will take place in Rabat on 12 December 2018. The workshops will be led by French, Portuguese, Belgian and...

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Peer review mission of the CEPEJ to Andorra

headline 7 December 2018 Andorra

The CEPEJ Working Group on the Evaluation of Judicial Systems (CEPEJ- GT-EVAL) is organising a peer review mission to Andorra on 10 and 11 December 2018, at the request of its judicial authorities. They will meet with the Presidents of the courts, the Public Prosecutor and the Judicial...

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The CEPEJ updates two important documents concerning judicial time management

headline 7 December 2018 Strasbourg

At the 31st plenary meeting of the CEPEJ held in Strasbourg on 3 and 4 December last, the CEPEJ adopted a revised version of the Guidelines for judicial time management by including Articles 5 and 6 of the ECHR (right to liberty and security and right to a fair trial) and recent cases refer to...

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Ramin Gurbanov (Azerbaijan), elected new President of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ)

headline 6 December 2018 Strasbourg

At its 31st plenary meeting, Ramin Gurbanov (Azerbaijan) was elected President of the CEPEJ, succeeding Georg Stawa (Austria) who chaired the Commission for four years. Ramin Gurbanov has been a member of the CEPEJ since 2005, a member of the Bureau since January 2015, a member of the Working...

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