Category Archives: Strasbourg

CEPEJ Working Group on Mediation, 24-25 May 2018, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

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 need for mediation has grown over the years and in 2017 it appeared necessary to complement these guidelines with practical tools allowing for States to implement and develop mediation. The EUR was admitted as an observer in this group when the decision was taken to reactivate it. Continue reading CEPEJ Working Group on Mediation, 24-25 May 2018, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

CEPEJ Working Group on Evaluation, 15-17 May 2018, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

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.

In order to accomplish these tasks, CEPEJ has, among other things, undertaken a regular evaluation of Council of Europe Member States process. Continue reading CEPEJ Working Group on Evaluation, 15-17 May 2018, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

30 June 2017, Strasbourg, France : 29th CEPEJ Plenary Meeting

On 30 June 2017, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) held its plenary session at the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg. The EUR was represented by Vivien Whyte.

This meeting was an opportunity to take stock of the cooperation programs currently under way in several countries, including Albania and Kosovo, in which the EUR is participating. Continue reading 30 June 2017, Strasbourg, France : 29th CEPEJ Plenary Meeting

30 June 2017, Strasbourg, France : Summer Session of the Council of Europe INGO Conference

The international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) with participatory status with the Council of Europe held their summer session from 26 to 30 June 2017. This session was marked both by the elections of the chairmen and vice-chairmen of the transversal commissions “education and culture”, “democracy, social cohesion and global challenges” and “human rights” only by the 40th anniversary of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe celebrated at a reception given by the Mayor of the city and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg (see the President’s word: https://rm.coe.int/16806ecbd3).

Jean-Jacques Kuster participated for the EUR in the Conference.

Several issues were discussed and texts adopted at this session, which can be consulted on the Council of Europe website: http://www.coe.int/en/web/ingo/june-2017

The worrisome situation of NGOs in some countries was mentioned in particular in Hungary and Turkey.

The Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, closed the proceedings by highlighting the major role of INGOs and their recognized place in the Council of Europe. Representing civil society, their role is to protect the health and liveliness of our democracies, more than ever threatened by extremism and fanaticism. They are the voice of citizens in Council of Europe bodies to strengthen their action and continue to promote human and social rights, as well as the protection of vulnerable people.

23-24 May 2017, meeting of the working group on mediation of the CEPEJ, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

On 23 and 24 May 2017, after its interruption, the CEPEJ Working Group on Mediation (CEPEJ-GT-MED) met for the first time in its new mandate under the chairmanship of Mr Rimantas Simantis, a Lithuanian attorney-at-law.

Rimantas Simantis and Vivien Whyte

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3-5 May 2017, 32d meeting of the Working Group on Evaluation of the CEPEJ, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

The CEPEJ Working Group on the Evaluation of European judicial systems held a meeting from 3 to 5 May 2017 to finalize the data collection process necessary for the preparation of the next bi-annual report.

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Strasbourg, 6-7 December 2016, 28th CEPEJ Plenary Meeting

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

Strasbourg, 5 December 2016, Cyber Justice Europe Conference

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