The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

Relevant Council of Europe texts in the field of efficiency and fairness of justice


Resolution (2002)12 establishing the European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ)

Resolution (78) 8 on legal aid and advice

Resolution (76) 5 on legal aid in civil, commercial and administrative matters


European Convention on Human Rights

Rules of procedure

Rules of procedure of the CEPEJ


Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the role of public prosecutors outside the criminal justice system (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 19 September 2012 at the 1151st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

Recommendation (2010)12 on judges: independence, efficiency and responsibilities

Recommendation (2003)17 on enforcement

Recommendation (2003)16 on the execution of administrative and judicial decisions in the field of administrative law

Recommendation (2003)15 on archiving of electronic documents in the legal sector

Recommendation (2003)14 on the interoperability of information systems in the justice sector

Recommendation (2005)12 containing an application form for legal aid abroad for use under the European Agreement on the transmission of applications for legal aid (CETS No. 092) and its Additional Protocol (CETS No. 179)

Recommendation (2002)10 on mediation in civil matters

Recommendation (2001)9 on alternatives to litigation between administrative authorities and private parties

Recommendation (2001)3 on the delivery of court and other legal services to the citizen through the use of new technologies
Recommendation (2001)2 concerning the design and re-design of court systems and legal information systems in a cost-effective manner

Recommendation (2000)21 on the freedom of exercise of the profession of lawyer

Recommendation (2000) 9 on the role of public prosecution in the criminal justice

Recommendation (99)19 concerning mediation in penal matters

Recommendation (98)1 on family mediation

Recommendation (95)12 on the management of criminal justice system

Recommendation (95)5 concerning the introduction and improvement of the functioning of appeal systems and procedures in civil and commercial cases

Recommendation (93)1 on effective access to the law and to justice for the very poor

Recommendation (87)18 concerning the simplification of criminal justice

Recommendation (86)12 concerning measures to prevent and reduce the excessive workload in the courts

Recommendation (84)5 on the principle of civil procedure designed to improve the functioning of justice

Recommendation (81) 7 on measures facilitating access to justice