The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

Conferences organised by the CEPEJ

This part of the website is devoted to CEPEJ events (conferences, colloquies...) which are the subject of special files.

Global Forum on Enforcement - 10 December 2014, Strasbourg
Jointly organised by the CEPEJ and the International Union for Judicial Officers (UIHJ)

"Execution of a judgment given by any court must therefore be regarded as an integral part of the "trial" for the purposes of Article 6 (of the European Convention on Human Rights)." This conclusion of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on 19 March 1997 (Hornsby v. Greece, No. 18357/91) sealed the grounding stone for the construction of a right to enforcement and the right of enforcement.
Since then the Council of Europe has been organising numerous cooperation missions among its member countries - but also other countries - in order to strengthen and develop their enforcement system. The UIHJ is regularly invited to participate in these missions with its experts.
For its part the CEPEJ has taken the measure of the importance of effective enforcement in the context of its actions in favour of European judicial systems.


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Development of the legal profession in Europe and its impact on the functioning of civil justice

The Public and Private Justice Course and Conference will this year take place from 24 to 28 May 2010, at the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik on the theme Landscape of the European Legal professions: Has Unity Been Lost?

As in the past years, CEPEJ encourages participation to this course organised by the Inter University Centre of Dubrovnik and which is in keeping with the larger question of the development of the legal profession in Europe and its impact on the functioning of civil justice.



"Public and Private Justice Dispute Resolution in Modern Societies"

The CEPEJ will support a post-graduate course entitled "Public and Private Justice Dispute Resolution In Modern Societies", which will take place in Dubrovnik (Croatia) from 19 to 23 May 2008.

Interview with Alan Uzelac, Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb


European Conference on Mediation

A European Conference on Mediation took place from 24 to 25 May 2007 in Vilnius (Lithuania). Concrete examples of the procedures in mediation, drawn from the practice of several countries of Europe, in particular in the family, civil or medical field illustrated the debates. The Conference was also the occasion to give a progress report on the CEPEJ's work on mediation. Petras Baguka, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania, opened the conference.

Conference on Evaluating European Judicial Systems

Within the framework of the activities of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), the Council of Europe organised a Conference on Evaluating European Judicial Systems, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands, which took place on 2-3 May 2005, in The Hague (Netherlands).

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"Towards an ideal trial: a few examples of the most successful judicial civil proceedings in Europe"

The Conference, organised jointly by the Council of Europe and the European Commission from 18 to 20 November 2004 in Brussels gathered 250 European specialists. During this event, numerous pilot projects established by the different European States with the aim of improving in a specific manner the access of citizens to justice and bringing justice closer to the citizens were presented.

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Colloquy "The Civil Code and Europe : influences and modernity"

Within the framework of the celebrations planned on the occasion of the bicentenary of the French Civil Code, the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the French Court of Cassation and the French Ministry of Justice, and with the support of the French School of Magistrates, organised a colloquy which brought together numerous experts in civil law who specialise in codification as well as other European personalities from the legal and political world on 22 and 23 October 2004 in Strasbourg.

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