For 20 years, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) has been working 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 ensure that the public service of justice is efficient, accessible, and of better quality, by placing the needs of the user at the centre of the judicial process.
Broadly, the CEPEJ's expertise already includes numerous guidelines and tools for courts and justice professionals, including 16 on quality and efficiency, 15 on mediation, 5 on e-justice; more than 20 groups of indicators based on more than 300 questions also allow for a better evaluation of judicial systems. The ongoing and future work of the CEPEJ is organised in accordance with a 5-year Action Plan dedicated to "digitalisation for a better justice" which was adopted last December.
The CEPEJ celebrated its 20th anniversary during a ceremony on 27 June 2022, from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm in Valletta (Malta), as an introduction to its 38th plenary meeting.
The celebration started with an online address by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić, and the Minister of Justice of Malta, Dr Jonathan Attard, followed by an exchange session on the challenges of a digitised judicial system in which many prominent personalities from the justice community will participate. Potential improvements for the future work of the CEPEJ has been discussed during this anniversary ceremony.
- Photos of the ceremony (Facebook album)
- Webpage of the event
- European Committee for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ)
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