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 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.
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 20 October, EUR Secretary General Franck le Guern met in Brest with the Chairman of the French Senate’s Law Committee Mr Philippe Bas and with Senator Jacques Bigot of the Lower-Rhine, members of the Senate Information Committee on the Recovery of Justice.
This Committee, created on 22 July 2016, aims to “establish a definite diagnosis of the state of justice in France and drawing, from this diagnosis, the way towards the recovery of this essential institution of the rule of law”. It is particularly concerned with questions on “how to refocus the judge on his/her first mission, which is to judge” and on “how to reduce backlog in criminal courts”, two areas of utmost interest to the EUR.
Franck le Guern presented the EUR and the White Paper for a Greffier / Rechtspfleger for Europe to the Senators so that they can build on its recommendations as part of their work.
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