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26 April 2019, Council of Europe, Strasbourg: end of talks on updating Recommendation R(86)12

On 16 September 1986, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers adopted Recommendation R(86)12 on certain measures aimed at preventing and reducing excessive workload in the courts. This instrument mentioned the German and Austrian Rechtspfleger as a good practice and provided a list of non-judicial tasks from which judges could be released. Thanks to this instrument, the situation has improved. Nevertheless, the judicial systems have evolved, working methods have changed, the economical and political situation has worsened.

In this context, the EUR believes in the need for a new instrument proposing new measures that could prevent and reduce the still excessive workload in court.

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Presentation of the White Paper to the Director General of Human Rights

Philippe Boillat (left) and Vivien Whyte

The EUR was received on 21 March 2017 by Mr Philippe Boillat, Director General of Directorate General “Human Rights and Rule of Law” at the Council of Europe.

The White Paper for a Greffier/Rechtspfleger for Europe was presented and handed to the Director General and his staff present at the meeting, Mrs Hanne Juncher, head of the Legal and Judicial Cooperation Unit, and Mr Simon Tonelli, Head Of the Legal Cooperation Division. Continue reading Presentation of the White Paper to the Director General of Human Rights