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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The CEPEJ conducts a coaching programme for pilot courts of the Slovak Republic

headline 23 April 2019 Slovakia

Six courts of the Slovak Republic (District Courts of Banská Bystrica, Bratislava I, Galanta, and Košice I, as well as Regional Courts of Bratislava and Košice) are actively involved in piloting the implementation of the CEPEJ methodology and tools for increased efficiency of courts and quality...

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Third Meeting of the Horizontal Facility Steering Committee for Albania

headline 4 April 2019 Tirana (Albania)

On 4 April 2019, SEJII beneficiaries from the Ministry of Justice and the High Judicial Council (HCJ) together with the Action Team presented the concrete results of the Action at the third meeting of the Horizontal Facility steering committee for Albania held in Tirana. They also highlighted...

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The toolkit on the development of mediation continues to evolve

headline 6 and 7 May 2019 Paris

The CEPEJ Working Group on Mediation continues to develop tools to promote and facilitate the use of mediation in judicial systems. To this end, at its meeting on 6 and 7 May 2019, it discussed in particular the draft European Handbook for mediation Lawmaking, the programme to raise judges'...

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Inception Mission of the cooperation project « Strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in Azerbaijan »

headline 1st April 2019 Baku (Azerbaijan)

On 3 and 4 April, a team of CEPEJ experts and members of the CEPEJ Secretariat met the main interlocutors and partners of the cooperation programme « Strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in Azerbaijan »: representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Judicial Legal...

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CEPEJ Newsletter: Everything you need to know about new tools and ongoing work on improving the functioning of judicial systems

headline 27 March 2019 Strasbourg

The CEPEJ has just published its 17th Newsletter. You will discover the new tools adopted by the CEPEJ in the field of artificial intelligence in judicial systems, control of judicial timeframes, court communication and mediation. Similarly, focus is placed on ongoing work on cyber-justice, case...

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CEPEJ first preparatory mission in Tunisia, in the framework of the Programme "Improving the functioning, performance and access to justice in Tunisia" (AP-JUST)

18-19 March 2019 Tunis (Tunisia)

On 18 and 19 March, a CEPEJ team visited Tunis to meet the main partners of the Programme "Improving the functioning, performance and access to justice in Tunisia (AP-JUST)", funded jointly by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe. Discussions were...

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Initiating a sustainable data collection process in Kosovo* at the presentation of the Comparative Assessment report of the judicial system (2014- 2017)

headline 14 March 2019 Pristina (Kosovo)

On 14 March 2019, the CEPEJ international expert, Ms Julinda Beqiraj presented the main findings of the second CEPEJ assessment report of the judicial system in Kosovo to the judicial authorities, international partners and members of civil society organisations. The report was prepared with the...

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The CEPEJ SATURN Centre on Judicial Time Management meets to develop its time management tools and guides

3 and 4 April 2019 Strasbourg

The CEPEJ Working Group on Judicial Time Management (CEPEJ-SATURN) will meet on 3 and 4 April 2019. The agenda of this meeting includes the development of a tool on case weighting in courts, the preparation of Guidelines for a Model Court Dashboard and a study on the role of parties and...

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Workshop with court staff and judges to discuss obstacles preventing a speedy resolution of civil cases in Kosovo*

headline 28 February 2019 (Kosovo)

On Thursday 28 February 2019 court staff and judges from the civil division in all basic courts met to discuss the difficulties they face in resolving cases, in particular those which have been pending for several years. During the workshop, the importance to monitor pending cases by age was...

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The CEPEJ Working Group on Quality of Justice continues its work on artificial intelligence in judicial systems

headline 14 and 15 March 2019 Strasbourg

The meeting of the CEPEJ Working Group on Quality of Justice took place in Strasbourg on 14 and 15 March 2019. On this occasion, the Group examined the tools for the effective implementation of the principles of the "European Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence in national...

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Presentation of the Training Needs Assessment draft report on the continuous training of the Albanian School of Magistrates

headline 14-15 February 2019 Tirana (Albania)

The CEPEJ expert Marina Naumovska, presented on 14 and 15 February the first draft of the Training Needs Assessment (TNA) report concerning the continuous training delivered by the Albanian School of Magistrates. The TNA report is based on the results of the interviews conducted with...

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Meeting of the national correspondents of the CEPEJ

headline 7 March 2019 Strasbourg

The meeting of the CEPEJ's national correspondents took place in Strasbourg on 7 March 2019 as part of the opening of the next data collection on the functioning of judicial systems. On the basis of the information provided by the national correspondents (2018 data) at the time of this...

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Study visit on the new Israeli case-weighting and risk assessment system and Workshop on the development of the CEPEJ case-weighting tool

headline 19-20 February 2019 Jerusalem (Israel)

The members and experts of the CEPEJ's SATURN working group visited Jerusalem (Israel) on 19 and 20 February 2019 at the invitation of the Israeli Supreme Court. The purpose of this meeting is to learn about the new Israeli case-weighting system recently introduced in some Israeli courts, and to...

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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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