The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

  Country profile: GERMANY

CEPEJ Member


National Correspondent

Matthias HEGER

Chef du Service de Procédure civile internationale

Ministère fédéral de la justice

Mohrenstrasse 37
10117 BERLIN
+49 30 20 25 91 14
+49 30 20 25 91 59

Member of the Lisbon Network

  Pilot Court
German Judicial Academy


Appeal Court of Stuttgart
Dr Torsten HUB
Olgastraße 2, 70182 Stuttgart
(+49) 0711-2123035

District court of Tiergarten
Mr Hans-Michael BORGAS
Amtsgericht Tiergarten - Berlin

District court of Freiburg en Brisgau
Mr Andreas NEFF
 Evaluation Exercise


 Translations of CEPEJ documents (if available):
Links to relevant Institutions


Legal texts (Codes, laws, regulations etc.)


Case-law of the higher court/s

Other documents (e.g. forms)


Recent developments in the judicial field

A special mention of the Crystal Scales of Justice has been delivered to the Family affairs courts and Bar of Berlin (Germany) for the initiative "An accelerated familial procedure" (16 October 2014)

Draft official federal law: Judicial protection in case of excessive length of judicial procedures and in case of criminal enquiries processes : Extracts / Explanatory note / September 2010 (in French)

Special distinction awarded at the Crystal Scales of Justice in Brussels in June 2009 on the occasion of the Justice Forum for the project SAS-E-Justice by the General Public Prosecutor's Office of the Land Brandeburg

Debate under way on large-scale reform of the justice system. Incorporation of the commission’s rules on payment orders and minor disputes.

Organisational chart of the system of justice