The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

Strasbourg, 26 November 2013



22nd plenary meeting - draft agenda

Thursday, 5 December 2013 (9 am) - Friday, 6 December 2013 (6 pm)

Strasbourg – Palais de l’Europe

Room 8

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    1. Opening of the meting

    2. Adoption of the agenda

    3. Information by the President of the CEPEJ and the Secretariat

    4. Recent developments in the judicial field in the Council of Europe Member states

    Delegations are invited, if they so wish, to inform the CEPEJ on recent significant developments in their countries in the judicial field since June 2013, where appropriate.

    5. CEPEJ co-operation programmes

    i. Joint programme with the European Union for Court Management in Turkey – implementation of the SATURN tools

      Rapporteur: Ivana BORZOVA (Czech Republic)

    ii. Joint programme with the European Union for Morocco, Tunisia (“South programme”) and Jordan

      Rapporteurs: Jacques BÜHLER (Switzerland), Joao ARSENIO de OLIVEIRA (Portugal), Jean-Paul JEAN (France) and Secretariat

    iii. Joint programme with the European Union for Albania

      Rapporteur: Secretariat

    iv. Perspectives for further co-operation

    6. Introduction to the Roadmap to Justice website in the Netherlands (5 December 14h30 – 15h30)

      Rapporteur: Peter van de BIGGELAAR, Director of the Legal Aid Board

    7. Evaluation of European judicial systems

      Rapporteur: Georg STAWA (Austria), Vice-President of the CEPEJ and member of the CEPEJ-GT-EVAL

    i. Implementation of the 2012 - 2014 evaluation cycle 

    ii. Cooperation with the European Union within the framework of the “Justice Scoreboard”

    iii. Implementation of the pilot peer evaluation co-operation process (activities passed and foreseen)

    8. Quality of justice (CEPEJ-GT-QUAL)

      Rapporteur: François PAYCHĖRE (Switzerland), Chair of the CEPEJ-GT-QUAL

      Examination, with a view to the adoption, of the drafts regarding the:

    · indicators for measuring the quality of justice

    · customer satisfaction surveys among court users

    · amendments to the Guidelines on the organisation of judicial maps

    9. SATURN Centre on judicial time management: information on the on-going activities
    Rapporteur: Jacques BÜHLER (Switzerland), Chair of the Steering group of the SATURN Centre

    Examination, with a view to its adoption, of the draft revised guidelines on judicial time management

    10. Discussion of the draft activity programme of the CEPEJ for 2014 and 2015 in view of its adoption


    11. Relations between the CEPEJ and the other bodies of the Council of Europe

    i. Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE)
    ii. Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE)
    iii. European Committee on Legal Cooperation (CDCJ)

    12. Other co-operation with the European Union

    i. Last developments within the European Union in the judicial field

      Rapporteurs: Laima GARNELIENE (Lithuania) and Michalis PIKRAMENOS (Greece) on behalf of the outgoing and incoming presidencies of the European Union

    ii. European Day of Justice and Crystal Scales of Justice (Secretariat)

    iii. Cooperation with the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) on access to justice

    13. Observers to the CEPEJ

    Organisations who have been granted observer status with the CEPEJ are entitled, if they wish, to make an oral presentation of their current activities relevant to the CEPEJ and/or submit a written information to the Secretariat which could be distributed during the meeting.

    14. Any other business