The European Union and Council of Europe joint action “Strengthening the Quality and the Efficiency of Justice in Albania” (SEJ III) continues the series of trainings with representatives of the district, administrative and appeal courts on the implementation of the new methodology for the collection of judicial statistics based on CEPEJ guidelines.
The second regional workshop brought together chancellors and court administration staff of the Appeal Court of Gjirokastër and the District courts of Gjirokastër, Sarandë and Permet. It aimes to support the capacities of the relevant court staff with regards to collection of relevant information on court performance, particularly the workload of courts and judges, including the necessary duration for handling this workload.
In her opening remarks, the Head of the Commission on Ethics and Performance Evaluation in the High Judicial Council (HJC), Ms Brikena Ukperaj, emphasized the importance of the correct application of the new methodology and the unification of all court registers as well as the increasing the role of the chancellors and the court administration in supporting the efficient functioning of the courts.
The seminar was interactive and contributed in addition to clarifying important aspect of the implementation of the methodology and unification of court registers that is the next step of the Action’s support to complete the new methodology for data collection.
This event is organised in the framework of the action “Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Albania” part of the joint European Union and Council of Europe “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022” programme which aims to assist Beneficiaries to comply with Council of Europe standards and European Union acquis in the framework of the enlargement process.