The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

CEPEJ Peer evaluation concerning the collecting of judicial statistics


With a view to improving the methodology used to collect statistical data on national judicial systems and to homogenize the way countries reply to the evaluation scheme, the CEPEJ has decided, at its 10th plenary meeting (Strasbourg, 5 - 6 December 2007), to implement a pilot co-operation process of peer evaluation.

The objective of the peer evaluation is to reinforce the credibility of the data collected in the framework of the evaluation exercise aimed at European judicial systems. It also also the opportunity for States in which the visits are conducted, to facilitate exchanges of experiences between the national judicial statistics systems, to share good practices and to identify common indicators.

Evaluation is carried out in 3 volunteer States in the timeframe of a period corresponding to an evaluation exercise.


Visit reports


2017: Prague (Czech Republic), 6 & 7 February 2017

2016: Belgrade (Serbia), 1 & 2 March 2016

2015: Vilnius (Lithuania), 27 & 28 May 2015 and Bratislava (Slovakia), 5 & 6 October 2015

2013: Latvia (picture gallery)

2009-2010:  Malta, Russian Federation and Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Icelande, Norway, Sweden)

2008: France, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Poland

Reference documents


Objectives and methodology of the peer evaluation

CEPEJ Guidelines on Judicial Statistics (GOJUST)

Report of the 10th plenary CEPEJ meeting (Strasbourg, 5-6 December 2007)



2014-2016 cycle

6th Report - Edition 2016 (2014 data)

Replies by country
Main trends

Thematic report: the use of information technologies in courts

Interview of Stéphae Leyenberger, executive Secretary of the CEPEJ

Impact of the publication of the report

Evaluation scheme

Explanatory note

Evaluation scheme - IT questions

Explanatory note - IT questions

Key judicial indicators

Former cycles

Complete files


Dynamic database


CEPEJ Guidelines on Judicial Statistics (GOJUST)



Terms of reference
Meeting reports