During the Covid19 pandemic, member States had to adapt to new circumstances. A compilation of measures was made by the CEPEJ at the beginning of the health crisis and is regularly updated. To guide States, the CEPEJ organised a meeting on 10 June 2020, in the framework of the Greek Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, on the impact and lessons of the COVID19 crisis as regards the efficiency of justice and the functioning of the judiciary, which led to the adoption of the "Declaration on lessons learnt and challenges faced by the judiciary during and after the COVID19 pandemic"

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Conclusions of the seminar on possible solutions for a better management of cases in courts at the time of the Covid-19 crisis for Tunisian magistrates and registrars

05 May 2021 Tunisia

Magistrates and chief registrars from different jurisdictions met on 5 May to exchange with CEPEJ international and national experts on best practices for the internal management of European and Tunisian courts in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic The main conclusions of this videoconference...

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Conference on the internal management of the general inspectorate of the Ministry of justice of Tunisia at the time of covid 19: comparative experiences

17th December 2020 Tunis (Tunisia)

The CEPEJ, in partnership with the Tunisian Ministry of Justice organised on 17 December 2020, a videoconference on the following topic: "The internal management of the General Inspectorate at the time of COVID 19: exchanges and comparative experiences". The aim of this videoconference was to...

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Breaking judges’ isolation during COVID19 pandemic on the agenda of the CEPEJ in Latvia and Georgia

17 & 19 February 2021 Georgia and Latvia

The CEPEJ Guidelines to improve the judge's skills and competences, strengthen knowledge sharing and collaboration, and move beyond a culture of judicial isolation provide concrete tools to remedy to judicial isolation which could have been worsened with the health crisis. The CEPEJ activities in...

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Conclusions of the Round Table organised on the theme "Justice for the future: the impact of the health crisis on the functioning of judicial systems in the Southern Mediterranean countries

21 April 2021 Online

About sixty participants from Ministries of Justice, representatives of Councils of State, judges, legal professionals and lawyers from 7 of the Southern Mediterranean regions (Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine* and Tunisia) took part on 8 April in an online Round Table on the...

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Lessons learned from the Covid-19 health crisis and innovative working methods in judicial institutions

8 April 2021 Online

In the framework of the joint programme co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe entitled "Regional Support to Reinforce Human rights, Rule of Law and Democracy in the Southern Mediterranean" (South Programme IV), the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ)...

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Exceptional meeting of the CEPEJ on the impact and lessons of the health crisis on the efficiency of justice and the functioning of judicial systems

headline 10 June 2020 Videoconference

The CEPEJ held an ad hoc meeting on 10 June by video conference to look into a range of issues related to the delivery of justice and the functioning of courts during and after the COVID19 pandemic. The meeting brought together members and observers of the CEPEJ to reflect and draw lessons from...

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The CEPEJ calls on member States to take up the challenges for judicial systems after the COVID-19 pandemic

headline 10 June 2020 Videoconference

During its ad-hoc meeting by videoconference on 10 June 2020, organised in the framework of the Greek Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the CEPEJ adopted the "DECLARATION ON LESSONS LEARNT AND CHALLENGES FACED BY THE JUDICIARY DURING AND AFTER THE COVID-19...

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Sharing solutions and measures implemented in the member States to ensure the functioning of European judicial systems in the context of the COVID pandemic-19

headline 7 April 2020 Strasbourg

Due to the special circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries have had to adopt emergency measures regarding the functioning of their judicial systems and to allow their courts to remain operational, as far as possible. In these exceptional circumstances, the CEPEJ has set up...

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