The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice


File : Impact of the publication of the 2012 edition of the CEPEJ evaluation report of European judicial systems


20th CEPEJ plenary meeting, 6 and 7 December 2012 in Strasbourg

    Tour de table: how has the CEPEJ Report “European judicial systems –2012 edition” been received and used in the member States?

In Switzerland, the CEPEJ data has been collected thanks to the collaboration with the « cantons » ; each of them having an own and independent judicial organisation. In consequence, the diffusion of the report is mainly possible through the correspondents for each “canton”. The report was not subject to particular reports in the press when published.

The Institute of High Studies in Public administration (IDEHAP) located in Lausanne, maintains a database of cities and cantons known under the acronym BADAC ( Following the publication of the CEPEJ report, the persons in charge of this database have expressed an interest in integrating the CEPEJ data concerning the cantons into their own database.The Swiss representative, Mr Jacques BUELHER, is currently seeking funding for adaptations to be made to the database to include the CEPEJ data. Once the CEPEJ data has been integrated, it will be possible, for example, to extract maps with intercantonal comparisons. Mr Jacques BUELHER will also publish an information on the publication of the last CEPEJ report in a next edition of the « Revue de l’Association suisse des magistrats ».

Link to the Press revue of the publication of the 2012 edition of the evaluation report of European judicial systems.