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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Meeting of the CEPEJ Evaluation Working Group

headline 22 October 2018 Strasbourg

The Working Group on Evaluation of Judicial Systems of the CEPEJ (CEPEJ-GT-EVAL) will hold its 35th meeting 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 will in...

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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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25 October, European Day of Justice: do not miss the opportunity to benefit from free advice from legal professionals

headline 10 October 2018 Strasbourg

As part of the celebration of the European Day of Justice, from September to November 2018 several Council of Europe Member States are organising various events aimed at informing citizens about their rights; in particular open door events in courts or notarial chambers, as well as live...

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Management and reduction of European judicial timeframes: the CEPEJ SATURN Centre builds on the resources made available to the courts

headline 24 September 2018 Strasbourg

The meeting of the CEPEJ SATURN Centre for judicial time management took place in Strasbourg on 9 and 11 October 2018. On this occasion, its members finalised a methodology - the first of its kind - aimed at assessing cases in order to better distribute the judicial workload. The Working Group...

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Meeting in Strasbourg with 50 CEPEJ Pilot courts on 10 October to trial and comment on the diverse ongoing work of the CEPEJ

headline 13 September 2018 Strasbourg

The 13th plenary meeting of the CEPEJ Network of Pilot courts took place in Strasbourg on 10 October 2018. Courts visiting from all member States and some observer States of the Council of Europe, worked on the following themes : judicial timeframes, which the CEPEJ wishes to refine in relation...

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Publication of the CEPEJ report "European judicial systems - efficiency and quality of justice": what impact in the European press?

05 October 2018

The publication of the 2018 edition of the CEPEJ report entitled "European judicial systems - efficiency and quality of justice" which provides a complete picture of the functioning of justice in terms of budget, timeframes, equal opportunities, access to justice, court performance, information...

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Efficiency and quality of justice: Council of Europe publishes its 2018 report

headline 4 October 2018 11 am Paris

Paris, 04.10.2018 – The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) of the Council of Europe sets out the main trends observed in this field in 45 European countries (*) today in a report and a publicly accessible interactive database. The trends identified by this 7th evaluation...

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Call for tenders - Intellectual services on efficiency and quality of Justice in the Republic of Albania based on CEPEJ tools

headline 03 October 2018

Under the framework of the joint European Union / Council of Europe programme entitled :”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...

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Watch the video of the Conference: "Artificial intelligence at the service of the Judiciary", 27 September 2018, Riga (Latvia)

headline 27 September 2018 Riga (Latvia)

The CEPEJ and the Courts Administration of Latvia organised a conference on "Artificial Intelligence at the Service of the Judiciary" in Riga (Latvia), on 27 September 2018. This conference was opened by the Minister of Justice of Latvia and the President of the CEPEJ, and brought together...

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Peer evaluation of CEPEJ in “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

14 September 2018 Strasbourg

On request of the Ministry of Justice of “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, a team of CEPEJ experts will visit Skopje, on 19 and 20 September 2018 , to carry out a peer evaluation of the judicial system. In this occasion different judicial institutions and courts will be visited and...

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The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in judicial systems at the heart of the discussions of the CEPEJ Working Group on Quality of Justice

headline 14 September 2018 Strasbourg

The CEPEJ Working Group on Quality of Justice will hold its 24th meeting in Riga (Latvia), on 25 and 26 September 2018. At the event, the Group will examine the challenges and opportunities related to the application of algorithms in judicial systems, with a particular focus given to so-called...

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Fostering communications between courts and their users to improve the quality of justice in Kosovo*


According to the CEPEJ Handbook for conducting satisfaction surveys, the organisation and communication of feedback to the users are an integral part of the survey process. Following the satisfaction surveys that were held at the end of 2017 with the support of the KoSEJ Action at the Basic...

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The CEPEJ newsletter on the theme: "Predictive justice and artificial intelligence", also specifying the ongoing activities, has just been published

headline 30 August.2018 Strasbourg

The CEPEJ has just published its 16th Newsletter dedicated to the theme of: "Predictive justice and artificial intelligence (AI)”. Artificial intelligence in the field of justice is central to debates in all Council of Europe member States. The newsletter provides an overview of some of AI's...

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Results of the SEJ II Second Steering Committee meeting

11 July 2018 Tirana (Albania)

The Second Steering Committee meeting of the SEJ II Action took place on 11 July 2018 in Tirana, Albania. It was co-chaired by the European Union and the Council of Europe. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the SEJ II Action in its new phase with the agreement to extend the Action until...

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Strengthening the use of Information technologies (IT) in the justice system in Albania

3-6 July 2018 Tirana (Albania)

On 3-6 July 2018, in Tirana, Albania, CEPEJ experts met with the Ministry of Justice, the General Prosecutor Office, the School of Magistrates as well as key partners from Euralius and USAID to present tailor-made CEPEJ experts’ documents for Albania with concrete suggestions for the preparation...

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Current challenges and work of the CEPEJ

headline 07.08.2018 Strasbourg

Georg Stawa, President of the CEPEJ talks about the current work and challenges of the CEPEJ.

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The CEPEJ organises a training session "Justice, media and social networks" in Tunisia

11 July 2018 Tunis (Tunisia)

About fifty participants (judges, in particular spokespersons of Tunisian courts, journalists, lawyers) have been brought together by the CEPEJ and the Tunisian Ministry of Justice for a training session on "Justice, media and social networks" on 11 July 2018 in Tunis. Its objective was to...

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Celebration of the 15th anniversary of the CEPEJ

headline 27 June 2018 Strasbourg

Mrs Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe opened the ceremony to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the CEPEJ, together with Georg Stawa, President of the CEPEJ. Speech by Mrs Gabrielle Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe...

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