March 10, 2017, Heidi Hell, former Secretary General and Honorary Member of the EUR was invited by the Europa Union Deutschland to speak at the conference organized by the Rosenheim section on “Justice in Europe: The Role of the Rechtspfleger”. It was noted, in particular, that access to justice depended mainly on the level of the officers of the courts or on their functions. In the cases of land registry, inheritance or forced auction sale, the Rechtspfleger must be able to decide objectively, independently and without instructions from anyone.
Michel CRAMET attended the meeting of the SATURN working group of the CEPEJ on 2 and 3 March 2017.
Several issues were discussed in relation to the updating of the SATURN guidelines on the management of judicial time. The management tools developed by the CEPEJ are now implemented with the support of experts from the various working groups, including those of SATURN. They are intended to encourage the courts to analyse their time-limits on procedures to improve them and thus to respond to the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights concerning the criterion of reasonable time. Continue reading 2-3 March 2017, Meeting of the CEPEJ SATURN Working Group in Strasbourg
The project “Training Court Staff and Bailiffs in European Law”, co-financed by the European Commission, started in September 2015 and was implemented by a consortium (France, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Luxembourg).
The objectives of the project are to improve the training of court officials and judicial officers in European Union (EU) law and civil, criminal and commercial cross-border procedures, to develop techniques for resolving cross-border problems and to strengthen collaboration between the respective training institutes. Continue reading 23-24 February 2017, Closing Conference of the European Project: “Training Court Staff and Bailiffs in European Law”, Lisbon, Portugal
The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) met on 9 and 10 February in Strasbourg. Among other items, they studied the methods that courts use to communicate with the media and the public as well as court communication in times of crisis.
For this purpose, they interviewed Ms Merethe Eckhardt, Director at the Danish Court Service, and Mr François Molins, Chief Prosecutor at Paris District Court.
The Working Group will work on this issue and particularly on tools for communication between court services and the public.
A presentation by researcher Ms Sandra Taal on the sharing of knowledge within the judicial power revealed possible avenues that the Working Group could use to address this topic.
Jean-Jacques Kuster represented the EUR.
From 23 to 27 January 2017, the international non-governmental organisations enjoying participatory status with the Council of Europe met in Strasbourg for their Winter Session. Continue reading Strasbourg, 23-27 January 2017, INGO Conference Winter Session
On 7 December 2016 in Paris, EUR Treasurer Philippe Gilabert was awarded the Court Services Gold Medal of Honour by Mrs Véronique Andriollo, Secretary General of the General Prosecutor’s Office at the Paris Court of Appeal. Continue reading Paris, 7 December 2016, Treasurer Philippe Gilabert Receives Honour
The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice held its 28th Plenary Meeting on 6 and 7 December 2016. Mr André Potocki, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, opened the session and saluted the “eminent contribution “the CEPEJ made to the work of the Court, thus” facilitating and prolonging its action. Continue reading Strasbourg, 6-7 December 2016, 28th CEPEJ Plenary Meeting
The first Cyber Justice Europe Conference took place on 5 December 2016 at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. It was organised by the French Institute for Higher Judicial Studies and the Cyberjustice Laboratory of the University of Montreal (Quebec, Canada) with the participation of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ). Continue reading Strasbourg, 5 December 2016, Cyber Justice Europe Conference
On 24 November 2016, the Alsatian Greffiers of the professional organization UNSa-SJ and their German counterparts of the professional organization BDR met in Lahr (Germany) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their alliance. Continue reading Lahr (Germany), 24 November 2016: Celebrating 30 years of Alliance Between Alsatian Greffiers and German Rechtspfleger
On 15 November 2016, EUR President Vivien Whyte and Vice-President (France) Hervé Bonglet met with Mr Jean-Jacques Urvoas, Minister of Justice. Continue reading Paris (France), 15 November 2016: the EUR meets the French Minister of Justice