The CEPEJ Working Group on Mediation was set up in 2006 to promote and support the implementation of the recommendations issued by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers relating to mediation. Its work has allowed the Council of Europe to publish in 2007 several Guidelines for a better implementation of existing recommendations.
The CEPEJ Statute emphasizes the comparison of judicial systems and the exchange of knowledge on their functioning. The scope of this comparison goes beyond efficiency stricto sensu because it is specifically interested in the quality and efficiency of justice.
The conference bringing together international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), enjoying participatory status with the Council of Europe, held its plenary meeting on 24 and 26 January 2018. Jean-Jacques Kuster represented the EUR
President Anna Rurka presented the report of the 2017 activities of the conference and its substantial contribution to the fields of activity of the Council of Europe in the field of human rights, democracy, the rule of law and equality between women and men. It also covered interactions with the other pillars of the Council of Europe and other international partners.
This report concluded her term as Chair. Continue reading INGO CONFERENCE OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE – STRASBOURG – 24, 26→
Judicial mediation is one of the specific competences that can be entrusted to the Rechtspfleger / Greffier for Europe (RGpE) according to the principles laid down in the White Paper published by our Union in September 2016. The RGpE has all the guarantees of training and independence to take charge of these cases and thereby relieve the judge of a significant part of his activity. In some states whose professional organizations have joined the EUR, the non-judge staff are conducting mediations (Spain, Hungary).
Successful mediation contributes to the decongestion of the courts. The subject is therefore also of interest to the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice of the Council of Europe (CEPEJ), which last year reactivated its working group on the subject. The EUR hopes that the mandate of this group, initially for one year, will be renewed for one or two additional years. Continue reading 16 November, Strasbourg, France : Meeting of the CEPEJ Working Group on Mediation→
The Working Group on the Quality of Justice of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) met on 19 and 20 October 2017 at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Jean-Jacques KUSTER represented the E.U.R.
The French organization UNSa-SJ met in congress from 18 to 21 September 2017 in La-Grande-Motte, in the presence of the SecretaryGeneral of the Ministry of Justice Mr. Stéphane Verclytte and the Secretary General of UNSa Justice M Luc Farré.
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→