39th plenary meeting of the CEPEJ

headline 30 November 2022 Strasbourg

During the 39th plenary meeting of the CEPEJ which will be held in Strasbourg on 6 and 7 December, the Working group on the evaluation of judicial systems (CEPEJ-GT-EVAL) will present the Report on the evaluation of European judicial systems of the CEPEJ (cycle 2022), published on 5th October....

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CEPEJ mission to the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan to assess the case management, processing of cases and e-filing

29 November 2022 Baku

From 23 to 25 November, the European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) conducted an experts’ mission in Baku with the aim to assess the work efficiency of the Supreme Court. A report with recommendations on the improvement of the case management, processing of cases and e-filing...

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CEPEJ’s support to establishing remote court hearings in Ukraine

29 November 2022

The third meeting of the Working group tasked to develop a Practical guide on the remote court hearings in the context of the ongoing war based on the CEPEJ Guidelines on videoconferencing in judicial proceedings took place on 21 November. CEPEJ experts and the representatives of the Supreme...

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Training of Tunisian clerks on the protection of documents and archives

22 November 2022 Tunisia

A training workshop for Tunisian court clerks on the theme of "the protection of documents and archives: security measures and confidentiality" was held in Hammamet from 7 to 9 November 2022. It was organized by the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice of the Council of Europe...

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Justice Dashboard Eastern Partnership : Steering Committee Meeting

18 Novembre 2022 online

The second meeting of the Steering Committee of the Action "Support for a better evaluation of the results of judicial reform efforts in the Eastern Partnership" ("Justice Dashboard EaP") will take place on 24 November 2022 via videoconference. It will bring together representatives of the...

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Preliminary CEPEJ expert mission to Kosovo* to present its methodology on judicial mapping

10 November 2022

On 20 and 21 October 2022, the CEPEJ expert Ms Carmela Germinario met with representatives of the Kosovo Judicial Council, courts, prosecution offices and the Ministry of Justice to present the CEPEJ Guidelines on the creation of judicial maps to support access to justice within a quality...

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Peer-to-Peer international workshop with the Kosovo Judicial Council and the High Judicial Council of Albania on shared challenges concerning the efficiency and quality of justice

8 October 2022 Tirana

On 8-9 November 2022, members of the Kosovo Judicial Council and the High Judicial Council of Albania met in Tirana to discuss shared challenges concerning the functioning of their respective justice systems as well as the support that CEPEJ could provide in the coming years as a continuation of...

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Study visit of Georgian courts to The Netherlands

28 October 2022

On 25-27 October 2022 CEPEJ organised a three-days study visit of Georgian court managers from the Supreme Court of Georgia, Zugdidi and Rustavi Regional Courts and Tbilisi Court to the courts of Amsterdam, The Hague and East Brabant (The Netherlands). The aim of the study visit was to discuss...

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Dashboard Western Balkans: Publication of the results of the third cycle of data collection

28 October 2022

The CEPEJ has published the results of the third cycle of the Dashboard Western Balkans Action, which shows the 2021 data for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Kosovo*. A first comparative part allows to identify regional trends concerning 12 indicators...

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CEPEJ Workshops with stakeholders on mediation and legal aid in Latvia

27 October 2022

In order to raise awareness on mediation and introduce a state-ensured primary legal aid service, from 18-21 October 2022, the CEPEJ carried out a series of workshops with Latvian stakeholders including competent professionals such as social and municipal centres, NGOs, the Council of Certified...

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CEPEJ visited Baku with the aim to analyse the provision of mediation services in Azberbaijan (Baku)

25 October 2022 Baku

From 17 to 19 October, the European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) conducted a fact-finding mission in Baku with the aim to analyse the current situation and discuss how to provide support for improving mediation based on CEPEJ Guidelines and various tools dealing with...

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Celebration of the European Day of Justice around October 25

25 October 2022 Across Europe

Every year on 25 October, on the European Day of Justice, events for European citizens, students and justice professionals are organised across Europe. The CEPEJ invites judicial institutions, associations and public services to inform it of events which will be organised in their country within...

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Dashboard Western Balkans: fourth Steering Committee Meeting

13 October 2022 online

The fourth meeting of the Steering committee of the Action “Towards a better evaluation of the results of judicial reforms in the Western Balkans – Dashboard Western Balkans“ took place on 13 October 2022 via videoconference. It has brought together the CEPEJ dashboard correspondents who are...

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The network of the national correspondents of the CEPEJ met on the occasion of the publication of the Evaluation Report 2022 of the CEPEJ

21/10/2022 Strasbourg

The CEPEJ organized, on October 20th in Strasbourg, the 16th meeting of the Network of national correspondents, in charge of the collection of the data necessary to the preparation of the Evaluation Report of European judicial systems. The 2022 edition of this Report, published on October 5th,...

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43rd meeting of the CEPEJ Working Group on the evaluation of judicial systems

headline 20/10/2022 Strasbourg

The CEPEJ Working Group on the evaluation of judicial systems (CEPEJ-GT-EVAL) is holding its 43rd meeting in Strasbourg on 19 and 21 October. The Group will take stock of the 2022 evaluation cycle as well as the publication, on 5 October, of the European judicial systems Evaluation Report, and it...

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33rd meeting of the CEPEJ Working Group on Quality of Justice

17/10/2022 Strasbourg

The CEPEJ Working Group on the Quality of Justice (CEPEJ-GT-QUAL) will hold its 33rd meeting in Strasbourg on October 20th and 21st. Discussions will focus in particular on the concrete implementation of the CEPEJ European Ethical Charter on the use of Artificial Intelligence, notably through the...

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Improving the collection and analysis of statistics on the work of prosecution offices in Kosovo *

17/10/2022 Kosovo

On October 10-11, 2022, CEPEJ experts Mr. Vincent Macq (Belgium) and Mr. Ivan Crnčec (Croatia) met with the Acting Prosecutor General, the Secretariat of the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council, as well as the Pristina Prosecutor's Office to discuss ways to improve the efficiency of the collection of...

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Launch of the first online notification platform in Albania

17/10/2022

The first online notification platform was launched in Tirana on 7 October 2022 at the premises of the High Judicial Council with the participation of representatives from the Tirana District Court and Bar national Association. It addresses one of the systemic issues in the Albanian judiciary by...

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7th meeting of the CEPEJ working group on cyberjustice and artificial intelligence (CEPEJ-GT-CYBERJUST)

11/10/2022 Online

On 13-14 October 2022, the CEPEJ working group on cyberjustice and artificial intelligence (AI) (CEPEJ-GT-CYBERJUST) will meet in Strasbourg. The meeting’s discussions will focus on the works of the Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence (AIAB), recently set-up to strengthen the CEPEJ...

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The CEPEJ-SATURN meets to finalise the Time Management Checklist, a CEPEJ tool to be used by judicial authorities for the analysis of lengths of judicial proceedings

11/10/2022 online

The Working Group on judicial time management (CEPEJ-SATURN) will meet on 12 and 14 October to adopt the revised Time Management Checklist and its Explanatory Note. The Checklist is a diagnostic and management tool to help the judiciary to collect information on and analyse relevant aspects of...

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The pilot courts meet to contribute to the CEPEJ work

11/10/2022 Onlie

The CEPEJ will hold the 15th plenary meeting of the CEPEJ Network of pilot courts. The meeting will be held in Strasbourg on 13 October 2022. The Network provides a platform for the exchanges of practices in the field of efficiency and quality of justice. It is also a forum of reflection on the...

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Digitalisation of Courts in the focus of the 2022 Annual meeting of the CEPEJ European Cyberjustice Network

11/10/2022 Online

On 21 October 2022, the CEPEJ's European Cyberjustice Network (ECN) will hold its annual meeting to present and discuss the “guidelines on electronic court filing and digitalisation of courts”, adopted by the CEPEJ. The guidelines are a key document concerning the CEPEJ's work on...

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CEPEJ support to the revision of the system of evaluation of the performance of judges in Kosovo*

26-27 September 2022 Pristina, Kosovo

On 26 and 27 September 2022, the CEPEJ expert, Ms Nina Betetto (Slovenia) met in Pristina with representatives of the Kosovo Judicial Council, the Commission for the Evaluation of Judges' Performance, the Academy of Justice and judges of courts of first instance and the Supreme Court for an...

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CEPEJ publishes its new Evaluation Report on European judicial systems

5 October 2022 Strasbourg, France

The CEPEJ released its Evaluation Report on European Judicial Systems on 5 October 2022. The Report is based on 2020 data and concerns 44 member States of the Council of Europe as well as three observer States to the CEPEJ, Israel, Morocco and Kazakhstan. This ninth cycle of evaluation remains...

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Organisation of a workshop to improve the judicial training data collection as a part of the Dashboard Western Balkans

23 September 2022 Dürres, Albania

During a workshop organised on 23 September 2022 in Dürres (Albania), the CEPEJ correspondents for the Dashboard Western Balkans and the representatives of the judicial training institutions of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, North Macedonia and Serbia shared experiences and good...

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CEPEJ European Cyberjustice Network Seminar #3/2022 – Management of Cyberjustice Projects – Lessons learned and practical guidance

27 September 2022 online

The CEPEJ - European Cyberjustice Network (ECN) will address the challenges of digital transformation of judiciaries during an online seminar to be held on 29 September 2022. The discussion will be focused on CEPEJ Guidelines on how to drive change towards Cybejustice (2016) and the Toolkit for...

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Call for tenders for provision of software development services for developing JUSTAT AIS in the Republic of Moldova

Republic of Moldova

In the framework of the Project “Support to further strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in the Republic of Moldova” funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe in their Partnership for Good Governance II, the Council...

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Call for tenders for provision of IT equipment and software for the National Union of Enforcement Agents in the Republic of Moldova

Republic of Moldova

The Council of Europe is currently implementing the project “Support to further strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in the Republic of Moldova”, funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe in their Partnership for...

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Capacity-building sessions on CEPEJ performance indicators for courts in Kosovo*

14-15 September 2022 Kosovo

On 14-15 September 2022, 45 participants from all courts attended the training on CEPEJ performance indicators organized in coordination with the Justice Academy and the Kosovo Judicial Council. The experts, Ms Marina Naumovska-Milevska and Ms Anna Skrjabina, presented the main CEPEJ tools, in...

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Albanian Justice Governing bodies discuss communication strategies with media and public

14-15 September 2022 Albania

On 14-15 September, the High Prosecutorial Council, High Judicial Council and High Inspector of Justice representatives participated in a workshop to discuss communication strategies of judicial institutions with media and the public. The participants had the opportunity to discuss the CEPEJ...

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A possible revision of the legislation to implement remote judicial hearings discussed between Ukrainian authorities and CEPEJ experts

16 September 2022 online

Following consultations with Ukrainian judicial authorities, a team of experts of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) have finalised a preliminary analysis of the draft Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Code of Administrative Court Procedure of Ukraine, the Civil...

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First meeting of the CEPEJ Advisory Board on Artificial Intelligence (AIAB)

September 2022 online

At its 38th plenary meeting last June, the CEPEJ created an Advisory Board on Artificial Intelligence (AIAB) in order to strengthen its expertise on issues related to artificial intelligence (AI) in judicial systems, and to support the detailed operationalisation of the five principles of the...

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CEPEJ will develop a Practical guide on the remote court hearings in cooperation with Ukrainian judicial authorities

September 2022 online

The European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ), the Supreme Court, the High Council of Justice and the Council of Judges of Ukraine will jointly develop a Practical guide on the remote court hearings in the context of the ongoing war based on the CEPEJ Guidelines on...

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CEPEJ European Cyberjustice Network Seminar #2/2022 – Updating of the CEPEJ ICT Index and indicators for digitalisation of judiciaries

2 September 2022 online

On 2 September 2022, the CEPEJ- European Cyberjustice Network (ECN) will hold an online meeting to present and discuss a revised ICT questionnaire developed to measure the European countries’ progress towards cyberjustice. The Working Group on Cyberjustice and Artificial intelligence...

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Study Visit to Latvia for judges and members of the Kosovo Judicial Council

20-21 July 2022 Riga, Latvia

On 20-21 July 2022, CEPEJ supported a Study Visit of judges and members of the Kosovo Judicial Council to Latvian judiciary. A group of 16 participants including Mr Albert Zogaj, the Chairman of the Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC), Mr Enver Peci, the President of the Supreme Court, Presidents of...

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Albanian Government Approves New Judicial Map

23 July 2022 Tirana, Albania

The Council of Ministers approved on 23 July 2022 the joint proposal of High Judicial Council (HJC) and Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for a new judicial map in Albania. Since 2018, CEPEJ supported the Albanian justice institutions to use CEPEJ methodology for the review of judicial map and conduct...

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CEPEJ consultations with the Ukrainian judicial authorities on the improvement of the legislation on the remote justice in the context of the ongoing war

22 July 2022 Ukraine

On 22 July, the European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) held with the Supreme Court of Ukraine and other judicial authorities an online consultation on the improvement of the legislation on the remote justice in the context of the ongoing war in the country, with the...

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Call for tenders for national experts on legal aid and mediation in Latvia

July 2022 Latvia

In the framework of the Project “Strengthening access to justice in Latvia through fostering mediation and legal aid services (Phase II)” funded by the European Union and Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, the Council of Europe is looking for providers of intellectual...

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Stepping up expertise on Artificial Intelligence in Judicial Systems

27 June 2022 Valletta, Malta

The CEPEJ Artificial Advisory Board on Artificial Intelligence (AIAB) was established at the 38th CEPEJ plenary meeting in Malta on 27 June 2022. The advisory board has a term of two years and will strengthen the CEPEJ’s expertise on issues related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Judicial...

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Riga Justice Leaders Forum 2022

14 July 2022 Riga, Latvia

On 14 July 2022, under the chairmanship of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice Jānis Bordāns, the international Justice Leaders’ Forum “Accountability and Innovation in a Time of Change” will be held in Riga, where justice leaders from several countries will discuss how to ensure the...

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CEPEJ celebrated its 20th anniversary during 38th Plenary meeting in Malta

27-28 JUNE 2022 VALETTA, MALTA

During the 38th plenary meeting, hosted by the Maltese authorities in the city of Valetta on 27 and 28 June 2022, the CEPEJ considered a certain number of new documents and initiatives in the area of justice. Thus, the CEPEJ members adopted the 2022 CEPEJ Evaluation Report providing an overview...

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20 years of finding solutions to modern justice challenges by the CEPEJ

27 June 2022 Valetta, Malta

For 20 years, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) has worked to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law for the proper functioning of justice. Established by Resolution Res(2002)12 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the CEPEJ helps to...

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The CEPEJ will organise a training on judicial statistics in Georgia

9-10 July 2022 Georgia

On 9-10 July 2022, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) will organise a training for court managers and courts staff in order to enhance their skills to collect and analyse judicial data and to use performance indicators for courts. The collection, processing and analysis...

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The CEPEJ awards the 2nd edition of the Junior Crystal Scales Prize

14 June 2022 online

The Jury of the second Junior Edition of the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize met on 14 June 2022 and awarded this Prize to the team from the Faculty of Law of University of Pisa (Italy) led by Mrs Favaro (link for the project's summary and its appendix) who defended the French project, winner of...

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CEPEJ supports the International Conference of Justice Inspection Services in Albania

24 June 2022 Tirana, Albania

On 24 June 2022, the Albanian High Inspector of Justice (HIJ) in partnership and co-operation with the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) and the European Network of Judicial Inspectors (RESIJ) organized in Tirana an International Conference on "Public interest in the...

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The CEPEJ organised two online cascade training sessions on collection and analysis of court statistics in Azerbaijan

3 and 17 June 2022 Azerbaijan

On 3 and 17 June 2022, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) in cooperation with the Justice Academy of Azerbaijan organized two online training sessions on improving the efficiency and quality of courts based on the tools and guidelines developed by the CEPEJ. These...

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The CEPEJ participates in the regional conference to mark 10 years of the South Programme

9 June 2022 Alicante, Spain

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) participated in the final Steering Committee of the South Programme IV aimed at taking stock of the progress made and at preparing the next phase V of the South Programme on 8 June at Casa Mediterráneo, in Alicante, Spain. The final...

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CEPEJ supports peer to peer exchange between the Albanian High Judicial Council and the High Council of Magistracy of Portugal

23-25 May 2022 Lisbon

From 23 to 25 May 2022, members of the Albanian High Judicial Council visited members of the High Council of Magistracy of Portugal. The study visit focused primarily on the experience of the Portuguese Council’s role in protecting judicial independence, its internal organization, procedures and...

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Call for tenders for the provision of intellectual services related to legal aid in Latvia

08/06/2022 Latvia

In the framework of the Project “Strengthening access to justice in Latvia through fostering mediation and legal aid services (Phase II)” funded by the European Union and Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, the Council of Europe is looking for providers of intellectual...

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The President of the CEPEJ, Mr. Ramin Garagurbanli, participated in the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Egyptian Council of State

21 May 2022 Cairo, Egypt

Held under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the Presidents of more than forty Superior Courts and Councils of State from Arab and African countries participated in this meeting, which also marked the foundation of the African Union of Councils of State and Supreme Administrative...

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