The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice, known by its French accronym, CEPEJ, is a judicial body, composed of experts from all the 47 member States of the Council of Europe. Its aim is to improve the efficiency and functioning of justice in the member States and to develop the implementation of the instruments adopted by the Council.
The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice prepares benchmarks, collects and analyses data, defines instruments of measure and means of evaluation, adopts documents, reports, advice, guidelines, and action plans. It develops contacts with specialists, non-governmental organisations, research institutes and information centres, organises hearings, and promotes networks of legal professionals.
The CEPEJ was established on 18 September 2002 with Resolution Res(2002)12 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.