Colleagues and Friends,
When CEPEJ started more than a
decade ago to improve efficiency of justice we had
Evaluation Reports in mind, followed by developing
tools and methods to identify gaps and needs of
judiciary. But learning from the past is not giving
answers for tomorrow at all: so I would like to see
our understanding, models and methods developed
further, providing court presidents, stakeholders
and managers an early understanding of what’s going
on, before systems get out of trim.
Timeliness will always be an ongoing demand to serve
Art. 6 ECHR and the increasing expectations of
parties and society as well. New techniques and
innovative solutions are around to help to improve
further, but it needs our expertise to give an idea
of proper time-frames, their monitoring and their
limits to ensure justice properly done.
all these quantitative approaches have to be
balanced by the quality of judiciary. It is even
more important, if resources are cut, to be aware of
the impact on quality. The ongoing development of
quality criteria, measures, tools and even
indicators to some extend are therefore a priority
to highlight effects of politics and draw limits at
the judge’s independent desk.
former Presidencies and due to the excellent
commitment of all members and experts, CEPEJ, our
work and knowledge got widespread among the judicial
community, politicians and institutions, interested
to cooperate and share ideas with us. We are
requested to cooperate in projects to improve
judiciary in a win-win scenario of anybody involved.
We should continue in this
sprit making CEPEJ what it always was best and is
standing for: a friendly and dynamic market place of
best-practises of judicial professionals having one
thing in common: improving the quality and
efficiency of our judiciary to strengthen the court
users’ trust and confidence.
Once we have started to share
problems, let’s go on to share solutions!
Georg Stawa, President of the CEPEJ