The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

Evaluation of European Judicial Systems

Former evaluation cycles (2002/2004 ; 2004/2006; 2006/2008; 2008/2010; 2010/2012 and 2012-2014; 2014-2016)

2014-2016 Cycle

5th Report - Edition 2016 (data 2014)

2016 edition of the report "European judicial systems - Efficiency and quality of justice"  

Overview of the report [also available in Bosnian and Russian]

Impact of the publication of the report

Replies by country to the Evaluation Scheme

Presentation note: main trends

 Press release
See the video of the Press conference in Paris on 6 October 2016

Publication of the database "CEPEJ-STAT"


For the first time, the information processed and analysed during the assessment cycle is made available to policy makers (ministries, parliaments), justice professionals, researchers and the general public on a new dynamic database: CEPEJ-STAT. This tool has been developed by the CEPEJ in order to facilitate the selection of specific information concerning individual, several or all states. It simplifies the processes for cross-referencing data, the production of time series, and the generation of charts and maps.


Access to the CEPEJ-STAT dynamic database


Demonstration video of the tool CEPEJ-STAT: how to use it ?








Interview of Stéphane Leyenberger - Executive Secretary of the CEPEJ



Press review (regularly updated)



Thematic report: the use of information technologies in courts


2012-2014 Cycle

5th Report - Edition 2014 (data 2012)

Report (pdf) [this report is also available in romanian]

Appendices to the report

Overview of the report


Powerpoint presentation

Evaluation scheme

Explanatory note

Media resources

Press release

Video of the Press conference

Press review

Interview of Stéphane Leyenberger, Secretary of the CEPEJ

2010-2012 Cycle

4th Report - Edition 2012 (data 2010)

Evaluation report on European judicial systems (completed version)

Appendix: additional tables

Overview of the evaluation report of European judicial systems

Replies by country

Picture gallery

Press review

Evaluation scheme

Explanatory note



Going beyond the report....

Judicial systems of the European Union countries - Analysis of data by the CEPEJ by Jean-Paul Jean, Advocate General at the Court of Cassation and Associate Professor at the University of Poitiers with Hélène Jorry, Expert on European Union law and Associate expert in the CEPEJ (June 2013) - CEPEJ Studies No. 19

Study on statistical data on administration of justice in Italy (May 2013)

Video of Stéphane Leyenberger, Secretary of the CEPEJ (TV CoE)

Interview of Stéphane Leyenberger by Radio Europa Libera

Interview of Jean-Paul Jean, President of the working group on evaluation of justice (CEPEJ): "Why are the evaluation cycles of European judicial systems qualified as tools for public policy to orient reforms of the judicial system ?” (6 December 2012)

Presentation of the evaluation report to the LIBE Committee of the European Commission by Jean-Paul Jean and Muriel Décot (22 January 2013)

2008-2010 Cycle

3rd Report - Edition 2010 (data 2008)

Report (pdf) / Word [also available in Romanian]

Overview of the report

Replies by country

Press review

Picture gallery

Podcasts of the presentation and conclusions

Evaluation scheme

Explanatory note

Going beyond the report....

Study of comparable countries

Study of 27 comparable countries of the European Union

Study session (9/12/2010) "Going beyond the CEPEJ's report – some conclusions to be drawn"

Evaluation of Nordic countries

2006-2008 Cycle

2nd Report - Edition 2008 (data 2006)

PDF version / Word version

Summary of the 3rd report
Study of comparable countries [fr]

Evaluation scheme

Explanatory note

Replies to the 2008 questionnaire

2004-2006 Cycle

1st Report - Edition 2006 (data 2004)

PDF version Word version, also available in Czech, Russian and Romanian
Summary of the 2nd report

Replies to the 2006 questionnaire

Pilot exercise (2002-2004)

2002 Report

Replies to the pilot-grid


2016-2018 cycle

7th Report - Edition 2018 (2016 data)

Evaluation scheme

Explanatory note

Evaluation scheme - IT questions

Explanatory note - IT questions

Evaluation scheme – Gender equality questions

Key judicial indicators

Explanatory note - Key judicial indicators


CEPEJ Guidelines on Judicial Statistics (GOJUST)





Terms of reference
Meeting reports

Guidelines - CEPEJ Guidelines on Judicial Statistics (GOJUST)




Specific study of the CEPEJ on the Legal Professions

Protocol on exploitation of data collected by the CEPEJ within the frame of its evaluation cycle European judicial systems - for the purpose of carrying out specific studies
Contribution of the Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE)