2 – 3 May 2019, Valletta: CEPEJ Cooperation Programme

The second workshop in Malta was held on 2 and 3 May 2019. We met many stakeholders, directors and deputy registrars who were able to tell us more about the Human Resources issues, many judges and magistrates, as well as lawyers with whom we exchanged ideas about different ways to tackle the backlog and reduce the disposition time. Our second report is on its way, before our next meeting in Malta on 25 and 26 June.

In the meantime, we visited Slovenia’s Supreme Court (see picture) in Ljubljana on 3 June, on the invitation of one of its judges, Ms Nina Betteto. There we were given precious information about how Slovenia created a data warehouse and useful dashboards in order to solve similar problems. They also changed the Human Resources approach and reached what seems to be a satisfying level of good relationship between Judge and nonjudge staff. Furthermore, they were able to explain the many benefits of having Rechtspfleger. Their example was very inspiring.

Catherine Assioma represented the EUR.