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 will visit 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 will share information on its tools and European good...

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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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The Charter on the use of AI in judicial systems presented alongside the CEPEJ’s work in progress at the International Conference of the Judicial Policy Research Institute (JPRI) in Korea

headline 5 December 2018 Seoul (Korea)

At the International Conference jointly organised by the Judicial Policy Research Institute (JPRI) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Korea (Seoul) on 4 and 5 December 2018, the Secretary of the CEPEJ Working Group on Quality of Justice (CEPEJ-GT-QUAL), Clementina Barbaro...

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31st plenary meeting of the CEPEJ: adoption of the first European text defining the ethical framework for the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems

headline 19 November 2018 Strasbourg

The 31st plenary meeting of the CEPEJ took place in Strasbourg on 3 and 4 December 2018. On this occasion, a Charter setting out the framework for the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems has been adopted. This is the first text adopted at European level in this evolving field. The...

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Council of Europe adopts first European Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems

headline 4 December 2018 Strasbourg

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) of the Council of Europe has adopted the first European text setting out ethical principles relating to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in judicial systems. The Charter provides a framework of principles that can guide policy...

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Presenting the preliminary findings of the second CEPEJ assessment of the judicial system in Kosovo*

4 December 2018 Strasbourg

On 29 November 2018, the CEPEJ international expert Ms Julinda Beqiraj met with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice to present the preliminary findings of the second CEPEJ assessment of the judicial system in Kosovo, based on the 2017 data, and to discuss the recommendations made in...

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Breakfast meeting with Kosovo* civil society organizations to discuss the CEPEJ methodology and indicators

headline 27 November 2018 Strasbourg

On 22 November 2018, the Group for Legal and Political Studies organised a Breakfast Meeting with the KoSEJ Action and five civil society organisations involved in monitoring the judicial system to discuss the CEPEJ methodology and indicators. This meeting took place at the request of several of...

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Developing and strengthening the use of mediation in the member states: meeting of the CEPEJ Working Group on mediation (CEPEJ-GT-MED)

headline 02 November 2018 Strasbourg

The 4th meeting of the CEPEJ-GT-MED took place in Strasbourg after its reactivation in early 2017. After having assessed the use of its 2007 mediation Guidelines in the member states (links below), the GT-MED decided in 2017 to develop a set of tools to complement the Guidelines, compiled in the...

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The CEPEJ and the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic continue the cooperation in view of increasing the efficiency and quality of the judicial system

headline 13 November 2018 Strasbourg

A multinational team of experts led by the CEPEJ President, Mr Georg Stawa, visited the Slovak Republic on 6-8 November 2018. As part of this mission the experts had a meeting with the leadership of the Ministry of Justice. Mr Gábor Gál, Minister of Justice, and Ms Edita Pfundtner, State...

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Justice professionals commit themselves to the European Day of Justice

headline 14 November 2018 Strasbourg

41 events were organised in 17 European countries as part of the celebration of the European Day of Justice, dedicated to informing citizens about their rights and aimed at strengthening confidence in judicial systems. Events were organised at national level in several countries such as Belgium,...

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Court Coaching Project: Improving the Safety and Security in Albanian Courts

headline 8 November 2018 Strasbourg

From 12 to 13 November 2018, CEPEJ international experts Pierre Laporte and Michel Perchepied will present and discuss their final report on court security with various beneficiaries and partners in Tirana. The report and accompanying recommendations are based on the experts’ findings from...

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Improving the Albanian Case Management System: Study Visit to Estonia

headline 06 November 2018 Strasbourg

CEPEJ International expert Harold Epineuse accompanied an Albanian delegation of 14 participants, including courts chairpersons, specialists in judicial statistics, the head of the IT Unit at the Ministry of Justice and a chief inspector from the High Council of Justice of Albania, on a study...

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Meeting of the CEPEJ Evaluation Working Group

headline 22 October 2018 Strasbourg

The 35th meeting of the Working Group on Evaluation of Judicial Systems of the CEPEJ (CEPEJ-GT-EVAL) took place on 6 and 7 November in Venice. Following the recent publication of the 2018 edition of the report "European Judicial Systems - Efficiency and Quality of Justice", the Working Group...

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The European Day of Justice, for citizens to better know and understand how their justice system works

headline 25 October 2018 Europe

Since 2003, the European Union and the Council of Europe have been celebrating the European Day of Justice - a day on which individuals in Europe can better understand how the courts work; the roles of judges, prosecutors, lawyers, registrars and other legal professionals. Video message from the...

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Increasing access to online information at the Basic Court of Pristina to follow-up on the court users’ satisfaction surveys

headline 22 October 2018 Strasbourg

Within the frame of the satisfaction surveys held at the end of 2017, access to information (on the court website in particular) was identified as requiring improvements. For this reason, the court, with the support of the Action, has developed a leaflet to answer frequently asked questions...

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Presentation of the report “Categorisation of the role of Court Presidents, Chancellors, and Legal Assistants”

headline 17 October 2018 Albania (Tirana)

The findings of the CEPEJ report on the “Categorization of the role of Court Presidents, Chancellors, and Legal Assistants” were presented in Tirana on 17 October 2018. The seminar was attended by around 40 participants, including court presidents, chancellors, legal advisors and assistants,...

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia thanks the CEPEJ for its support

headline 9 October 2018 Strasbourg

On 9 October, within the framework of the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia, Mr. Khemaies Jhinaoui, thanked the CEPEJ for the support given to the cooperation programmes in implementation since January 2012, financed by the...

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