Strengthening the quality and efficiency of justice in Kosovo* (KoSEJ III)
1 nov. 2023
CEPEJ training to increase efficiency of courts and prosecution offices based on statistical reports and dashboards in the Case Management Information System (CMIS)Albania 31 October 2023
On 26-27 October 2023, the CEPEJ Training to increase the efficiency of courts and prosecution...
The KOSEJIII action is contributing to the improvement of the day-to-day functioning of the justice system in Kosovo, by building upon the progress achieved under KoSEJI (July 2016 - May 2019) and KoSEJII (May 2019 -December 2022). It is implemented within the joint programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Türkiye”, running from 2023 until December 2026.
What is the goal(s) and objective(s) of the action?
One of the main objectives of the action is to successfully foster the implementation of the Rule of Law Strategy by sustaining and expanding the use of tools developed by the Council of Europe European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) notably on judicial time management, digitalisation of justice, alternative dispute resolution as well as organisation and accessibility of court premises.
Who benefits from the action?
The action will support policy making authorities in charge of the administration of justice: Ministry of Justice, Justice Academy, Kosovo Judicial Council, Kosovo Prosecutorial Council.
Courts and prosecution offices will also be more efficient using active case management, improved working methods with lawyers and information technologies.
Specific needs of justice professionals and court users will be addressed, based on strengthened communication between courts and users.
How does the action work?
The action is supporting the authorities in monitoring the implementation of the Rule of Law Strategy based on accurate and automatically generated judicial statistics, in co-ordination with the “Dashboard Western Balkan” action;
The action is implementing court coaching activities to detect delays in court proceedings;
Support is provided to courts to collect users’ feedback to improve court organisation as well as technical assistance to the beneficiaries to enable electronic communication between courts and parties.
What do we expect to achieve?
The action aims at further improving the quality and efficiency of justice in accordance with the tools developed by CEPEJ and in connection with the Strategy on Rule of Law Sector 2021-2026 and the Action Plan (RoLS) adopted by Kosovo in August 2021.
More concretely the action expects to achieve the following:
- Time management of judicial proceedings is enhanced ;
- A sustainable and consistent process to collect and analyse data is implemented;
- Active case management and improved working methods are applied in courts and prosecution services;
- Users’ accessibility, transparency and communication of the judiciary is strengthened.
What is the budget of the action?
The total budget of the action is €779 000 Euros.
The budget allocated to the overall Horizontal Facility programme amounts to ca. 41 Million EUR (85% funded by the European Union, 15% by the Council of Europe).
How to get more information?
Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Türkiye 2023-2026
Horizontal Facility website and e-mail address
Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Kosovo* (KoSEJ III) - European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) (coe.int)
About Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Türkiye
The “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Türkiye” is a joint initiative of the European Union and the Council of Europe that enables the Western Balkans Beneficiaries and Türkiye to meet their reform agendas in the fields of human rights, rule of law and democracy and to comply with the European standards, which is also a priority for the EU enlargement process.