March 2020 - Aout 2022

European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme 

Regional Support to Reinforce Human rights, Rule of Law and Democracy in the Southern Mediterranean (South Programme IV) 

co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe

and implemented by the Council of Europe

 

An earlier phase of this programme (March 2018 - December 2020) was supported by the European Union.

Context of the project

Supporting the implementation of judicial reforms and promoting the efficiency and the quality of justice systems by improving the functioning of the courts remains both a strategic priority and a crosscutting area of work under the South Programme IV. In particular, aimed at policy-makers and judicial practitioners in the Southern Mediterranean region, the CEPEJ’s concrete tools are key instruments for supporting the efficiency of judiciary systems in developing local knowledge and ownership on these issues. Promoting the use of these tools through best practices sharing, round tables, conferences, workshops, and peer to peer exchanges will be essential to consolidate existing and develop new collaborations with the South Programme IV beneficiaries in this area. South Programme IV builds upon the activities implemented under the previous phase, South Programme III, providing tailored support to the beneficiaries of the region, with, whenever possible, a strengthened regional focus (regional events targeting issues of common interest of the beneficiaries).

Objectives of the project

To promote the independence, efficiency and quality of justice systems of the Region by improving the functioning of the courts and supporting the implementation of judicial reforms and the revision of relevant normative frameworks in compliance with European standards.

Expected results

Beneficiaries

Ministries of Justice, Council of State of Egypt, Council of the Judiciary, High Institute for the Judiciary, pilot courts, courts’ staff, lawyers.

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NEWS NEWS

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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Regional conference for the justice inspection services of South Mediterranean States

11 - 12 May 2022 Casablanca, Morocco

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), in close collaboration with the European Network of Justice Inspection Services (RESIJ) and the General Inspectorate of Judicial Affairs of the Superior Council of the Judiciary of the Kingdom of Morocco organise a regional conference...

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CEPEJ and the Council of State of Egypt met to present the recommendations on statistical reporting of the Egyptian administrative courts

10 December 2021

On 10 December 2021, the CEPEJ and its international experts held a meeting with the Council of State of Egypt to present the recommendations on statistical reporting, judicial data analysis and use of efficiency indicators within the Egyptian administrative courts. This meeting concluded the...

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Workshop of the CEPEJ with the Council of State of Egypt concerning the on-going data collection and analysis mechanisms in administrative courts

14 October 2021 Egypt - online

On 14 October 2021, an online working meeting with the Council of State of Egypt took place to discuss the preliminary findings of the analysis of the data related to operation of 9 selected administrative courts. The meeting started with a visual presentation of the trends related to main...

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Round table on “Improving the management of dashboards at Egyptian administrative courts”

11 February 2021 Online - Egypt

On 11 February 2021, the CEPEJ organised an online round table for judges of the Egyptian Council of State on “Improving the management of dashboards at Egyptian administrative courts” The round table was opened by the President of the Egyptian Council of State, in the presence of representatives...

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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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Round table on “How to reduce the length of the proceedings in Egyptian administrative courts and good practices from European countries”

09 March 2021 Egypt

An online round table for judges of the Egyptian Council of State on “How to reduce the length of the proceedings in Egyptian administrative courts and good practices from European countries” is organised by the CEPEJ on 9 March 2021. The implementation of the CEPEJ SATURN guidelines for judicial...

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