Strasbourg, 7 December 2012

    CEPEJ(2012)15

    EUROPÉAN COMMISSION FOR THE EFFICIENCY OF JUSTICE (CEPEJ)
    20th plenary meeting (6 – 7 December 2012)

    Abridged report

    A. FOREWORD

    The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) held its 20th plenary meeting in Strasbourg on 6 – 7 December 2012. The meeting was chaired by Mr John STACEY (United Kingdom).

    The agenda appears in Appendix.

    B. LIST OF ITEMS DISCUSSED AND DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE CEPEJ

    The CEPEJ:

    1. Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the CEPEJ

    § warmly thanked the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the President of the Ministers’ Delegates, the President of the European Court of Human Rights, the Commissioner for Human Rights, as well as the ambassadors and justice professionals who had kindly accepted to participate in its special session to mark its 10th anniversary;

    § entrusted its Bureau to duly take into account the discussions and proposals made during this session when drawing up the next activity programmes;

    § instructed the Secretariat to report publicly on these discussions, in particular through its web site;

    2. Information by the President of the CEPEJ and the Secretariat

    § took note of the information given by its President, its members and its Secretariat who had participated in various fora where the work of the CEPEJ was presented and discussed; welcomed the active participation of CEPEJ in 2012 in 31 fora (in 20 states) dealing with issues of direct relevance to the functioning of justice;

    3. Evaluating of the judicial systems

    § noted with great satisfaction the excellent welcome by the Committee of Ministers of the Report, as well as the positive responses received as regards this Report in many member states, from policy makers, justice practitioners and the media;

    § invited its members to disseminate the Report to the competent authorities and judicial professionals of their country, in particular by facilitating its translation, where appropriate, and to forward as soon as possible to the Secretariat information on the way the Report is used by the state authorities and any press articles, written on a national level, that concern the Report;

    § instructed the CEPEJ-GT-EVAL to launch calls to external researchers for projects that might benefit from a CEPEJ label on the basis of a specific protocol and to manage this process, under the authority of the Bureau, while ensuring proper coordination with the other working groups;

    § entrusted the CEPEJ-GT-EVAL, where appropriate in cooperation with the CEPEJ-GT-QUAL, to further work on the role of the judicial systems in the current economic environment and to study “how to spend better” the budgetary means made available to the judicial systems;

    § decided to launch the next evaluation process in 2013 on the basis of data of the year 2012, with a view to publishing a new evaluation report during 2014;

    § adopted the revised version of the Evaluation Scheme (CEPEJ(2012)12) and its subsequent explanatory note (CEPEJ(2012)13), subject to possible changes to be proposed by the CEPEJ-GT-EVAL following the discussions during this meeting; the CEPEJ members will be invited to give their final approval through a written procedure before 1 May 2013;

    agreed that the electronic Scheme should be opened for reply by national correspondents as from 15 May 2013 until 31 December 2013 and urged the national correspondents to comply with such a timeframe, in order for the data to be processed from January 2014;

    instructed the Secretariat to bring the necessary improvements to the electronic version of the questionnaire and to organise appropriate modalities for the implementation of this new assessment cycle;

    § invited the Committee of Ministers to grant the CEPEJ appropriate means, in particular a permanent statistician, to enable this evaluation cycle to rely on proper expertise in matters of statistical data processing and analysis, and noted that such a scientific expertise could also guarantee statistical analysis within the framework of the SATURN Centre if this expertise was provided on a permanent basis;

    § agreed to pursue the cycle of peer evaluation visits on judicial statistics in 2013, took note of the interest expressed by Belgium, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the United Kingdom and invited them to confirm this possibility to the Secretariat at the beginning of 2013;

    § confirmed its willingness to cooperate with OECD as regards the evaluation of the functioning of judicial systems;

    § instructed the CEPEJ-GT-EVAL, under the authority of the Bureau, to propose appropriate modalities for cooperation with non-member states of the Council of Europe;

    4. Report for the European Commission on the impact of the functioning of judicial systems on the economy

    § took note of the report prepared by the experts appointed by the Bureau of the CEPEJ on “The functioning of judicial systems and the situation of the economy in the European Union member states” and entrusted the experts to further work on the executive summary of this report;

    § confirmed its willingness to further cooperate with the bodies of the European Union to evaluate the functioning of judicial systems, according to modalities to be clearly defined to ensure the proper implementation of the CEPEJ’s principles and methodology;

      5. Report prepared by the CCBE on the role of lawyers in judicial proceedings

    § warmly thanked the CCBE, the Université Libre of Brussels and the scientific expert Isabelle ANDOULSI for the report on “The role of lawyers in judicial proceedings in Europe” and instructed the CEPEJ-GT-EVAL and the Secretariat to organise its publication on the CEPEJ’s web site as a public working document;

      6. CEPEJ cooperation programmes

    § welcomed the on-going Joint Programmes with the European Union carried out by the CEPEJ for evaluating and supporting the reform of the judicial systems in Morocco and Tunisia, and possibly soon in Jordan, on the basis of the CEPEJ tools and methodology; in this framework, welcomed the active participation of the delegations from Morocco and Tunisia in its work and expressed the wish to find by the beginning of the year 2013 an agreement with the authorities on concrete activities to be implemented within the Moroccan and Tunisian courts to improve the efficiency and quality of their operation;

    § welcomed the report prepared by the experts of the CEPEJ-GT-EVAL on "the efficiency of justice" within the Joint Programme with the European Union for the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine), based on the report "European judicial systems - Edition 2012", and highlighted the excellent synergies developed between its intergovernmental work and the direct and in-depth use of this work to support judicial reforms in several member states;

    7. Quality of justice

    § took note of the on-going work of the CEPEJ-GT-QUAL as regards the organisation of judicial maps, the role of judicial experts and the organisation of court premises; instructed the CEPEJ-GT-QUAL and the CEPEJ-GT-EVAL to work together on the definition of indicators for the quality of justice;

    § reiterated its invitation to the volunteer courts in the member states to indicate to the Secretariat their candidature for organising a coaching programme aimed at organising user satisfaction surveys based on the CEPEJ Handbook and invited its members to inform widely the courts in their states of this opportunity;

    8. Judicial time management

    § took note of the work carried out by the Steering group of the SATURN Centre, in particular in order to facilitate the concrete use of the Guidelines on judicial time management, and instructed it to pursue its work according to its strategic action plan; encouraged in particular the member states to indicate to the Secretariat elements regarding best practices of judicial time management to complement and update the existing documents;

    § approved the revised version of the report on “Length of court proceedings in the member states of the Council of Europe based on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights” prepared by the scientific experts Françoise CALVEZ and Nicolas RÉGIS (CEPEJ(2012)16) and decided to publish it in the Series of the “CEPEJ Studies”;

    § reiterated its invitation to the volunteer courts in the member states to indicate to the Secretariat their candidature for organising within the court a coaching programme aimed at implementing the SATURN tools for judicial time management based on the CEPEJ Guide and invited its members to inform widely the courts in their states of this opportunity;

    9. CEPEJ Network of Pilot Courts

    § warmly thanked the authorities of Malta for having invited the Network of pilot courts to meet in Gozo on 27 September and welcomed the efficient contribution of the pilot courts to the implementation of the CEPEJ activity programme, in particular on lengths of proceedings and on the quality of justice;

    10. Targeted cooperation with the member states

    § invited the member states which would like to benefit from the cooperation of the CEPEJ to forward their proposals to the Secretariat, so that they can be considered by the Bureau, subject to the available budget;

    11. Other cooperation with the European Union

    § took note of the information given by the representatives Cyprus and Ireland, speaking on behalf of the outgoing and incoming presidencies of the European Union, on the recent and foreseen developments within the Union in the field of justice;

    § thanked the Lithuanian authorities for having organised the 2012 main event of the European Day of Justice in Vilnius around the issue of judicial mediation, including an interesting film festival on mediation, as well as the judicial authorities in 13 member states which organised specific events within the framework of this Day;

    § welcomed the success of the European Prize: "the Crystal Scales of Justice" and congratulated the winner: the Regional Court of Antwerp (Belgium), for its initiative for the follow-up of judicial expertises, as well as the three institutions which were granted a special mention by the jury: the Regional Court of Tarascon (France) for “The co-hearing of the judge in family affairs – Auditor of children”; the Supreme Court of Slovenia for the “Judicial data warehouse and performance dashboards” and the General Secretariat of justice administration (Spain) for the project “Lexnet”;

    invited its members to promote candidacies for the next edition of the "Crystal Scales of Justice";

    12. Gender issues within CEPEJ activity

    § took note of the oral report by its special rapporteur for gender issues in the activities of the CEPEJ, Gábor SZÉPLAKI-NAGY (Hungary), and entrusted its Bureau and working groups to remain particularly attentive to this issue in the implementation of the activity programme;

    13. Election of the Bureau

    § re-elected for a two year period John STACEY (United Kingdom) as President of the CEPEJ, Georg STAWA (Austria) as Vice-President of the CEPEJ, and Irakli ADEISHVILI (Georgia) and Audun BERG (Norway), as members of the Bureau.

    APPENDIX I

    AGENDA

    6 December 2012 - Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the CEPEJ

    “The CEPEJ: 10 years of concrete action for improving

    the efficiency and quality of the functioning of courts, for the sake of users”

    Chairperson: Mr John STACEY, President of the CEPEJ

9.00

Opening of the meeting

      § Gabriella BATTAINI-DRAGONI, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe

      § Ambassador Josep DALLERÈS, Permanent Representative of Andorra, Chairperson of the Deputies

      § Dean SPIELMANN, President of the European Court of Human Rights

      § Nils MUIŽNIEKS, Commissioner for Human Rights

      § John STACEY, President of the CEPEJ

9.30

10 years of concrete tools aimed at policy makers and justice professionals

      § The CEPEJ evaluation cycles of European judicial systems: a tool of public policy for orienting reforms of the judicial system

      Jean-Paul JEAN, Avocat Général, Court of Cassation and associated Professor at the University of Poitiers, France, Chairman of the CEPEJ-GT-EVAL

      § Tour de table: how has the CEPEJ Report “European judicial system – Edition 2012” been received and used in the member States?

    All delegations are invited to inform the CEPEJ of actions taken in their countries to disseminate the CEPEJ’s Report and, where appropriate, of the use made of the Report by political and judicial authorities.

    Discussion

10.30 – 11.00

Break

11.00

      § The CEPEJ court coaching programme on SATURN tools for improving judicial time management: establishing a comprehensive court project

      Bettina COEN, Judge at the Court of Fribourg, Germany

      § How can a court clerk use the CEPEJ tools on judicial time management?

      Jean-Jacques KUSTER, European Union of Rechtspfleger and court clerks (EUR)

Discussion

      § The CEPEJ Handbook for conducting satisfaction surveys aimed at court users: a tool for improving the perception of the users’ trust in their judicial system

      Carmen DANTIS, Prosecutor at the Court of Vrancea, Romania

Discussion

      § The CEPEJ Guidelines for a better implementation of the existing Council of Europe's Recommendation on enforcement: a key working tool for bailiffs

      Mathieu CHARDON, Bailiff, Versailles, France, First Secretary of the International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ)

Discussion

12.30

Lunch Break

14.00

Innovative practices contribute to improving the efficiency and quality of the service delivered to court users

 

      § Follow-up of judicial expertises - Regional Court of Antwerp, Belgium, Winner of the “2012 Crystal Scales of Justice Prize”, by Greet NUYENS, Vice-President, First Instance Court of Antwerp, Belgium and Isabelle BRESSELEERS, Judge, First Instance Court of Antwerp, Belgium

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

16.00 – 16.30

Break

16.30

      A long way to the efficiency and quality of justice

 

      § The initial ambitions of the CEPEJ and the current achievements

      Eberhard DESCH, Head of Division of International Law, Federal Ministry of Justice, Berlin, former President of the CEPEJ

      § Efficiency and quality of justice are still to be improved: new challenges for the CEPEJ in the coming years.

      Round Table chaired by André POTOCKI, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, former Vice-President of the CEPEJ with the participation of:

        · Eberhard DESCH, President of the CDCJ

        · Paul MAFFEI, Vice-President of the CCJE

        · João Manuel DA SILVA MIGUEL, President of the CCPE

        · Georg STAWA (Austria), Vice-President of the CEPEJ

17.30

      Cocktail offered by the Council of Europe

    7 December 2012 – Continuation of the plenary meeting

    1. Adoption of the agenda

    2. Information by the President of the CEPEJ and the Secretariat

    3. Evaluation of European judicial systems

      Rapporteur: Frans VAN DER DOELEN (Netherlands), Member of the CEPEJ-GT-EVAL

      i. Debriefing on the process implemented since 2002 

      ii. Continuation of the process 

        a. amendement of the Evaluation Scheme

        b. complementary studies

        c. launching of the 2012 - 20104 cycle 

        d. towards a permanent Observatory of justice in Europe

      iii. Implementation of the pilot peer evaluation co-operation process

      iv. Specific co-operation with non-CoE member states

        § Co-operation with OECD

        § Other co-operation

    4. Report for the European Commission on the impact of the functioning of judicial systems on the economy

      Rapporteur: Georg STAWA (Austria), Vice-President of the CEPEJ

    5. Draft report prepared by the CCBE on the role of lawyers in judicial proceedings

      Rapporteur: Georg STAWA (Austria), Vice-President of the CEPEJ

    6. CEPEJ co-operation programmes

      i. Co-operation programmes with Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan

        Rapporteurs: Jacques BÜHLER (Switzerland) and Secretariat

      ii. Efficiency of justice in the countries of the Eastern Partnership

      Rapporteur: Georg STAWA (Austria), Vice-President of the CEPEJ

    7. Quality of justice (CEPEJ-GT-QUAL): information on the on-going activities

      Rapporteur: Fabio BARTOLOMEO (Italy), Member of the CEPEJ-GT-QUAL

    8. SATURN Centre on judicial time management: information on the on-going activities

    Rapporteur: Jacques BÜHLER (Switzerland), Chair of the Steering group

      i. Updating of the report on lengths of proceedings in the ECHR case law

      ii. Draft comments on the SATURN Guidelines of CEPEJ on judicial time management

    9. CEPEJ Network of Pilot Courts

    Rapporteur: John STACEY, President of the CEPEJ

    10. Targeted co-operation of the CEPEJ with member States

    Members of the CEPEJ are requested to prepare for the meeting, if need be, proposals of concrete activities in the light of the specific needs of their state in 2013.

    11. Gender issues within CEPEJ activity

      Rapporteur: Gábor SZÉPLAKI-NAGY (Hungary)

    12. Election of the Bureau

    13. Any other business

    APPENDIX II

    LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

    SPECIAL SESSION - 10th ANNIVERSARY / SESSION SPECIALE - 10EME ANNIVERSAIRE

    SPEAKERS / INTERVENANTS

    (by order of presentation / Par ordre de présentation)

    Gabriella BATTAINI-DRAGONI, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe / Secrétaire Générale adjointe du Conseil de l’Europe

    Ambassador Josep DALLERÈS, Permanent Representative of Andorra to the Council of Europe, Chairperson of the Deputies / Président des Délégués des Ministres, Représentant Permanent de l’Andorre auprès du Conseil de l’Europe

    Dean SPIELMANN, President of the European Court of Human Rights / Président de la Cour Européenne des Droits de l’Homme

    Nils MUIŽNIEKS, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe / Commissaire aux Droits de l’Homme

    John STACEY, President of the CEPEJ / Président de la CEPEJ

    Jean-Paul JEAN, Avocat Général, Court of Cassation and associated Professor at the University of Poitiers, France, Chairman of the CEPEJ-GT-EVAL / Avocat Général, Cour de Cassation et Professeur associé à l’Université de Poitiers, France, Président du CEPEJ-GT-EVAL

    Bettina COEN, Judge at the Court of Fribourg, Germany / Juge du tribunal de district de Fribourg, Allemagne

    Jean-Jacques KUSTER, European Union of Rechtspfleger and court clerks (EUR), Instance Court of Strasbourg, France / Union européenne des greffiers de justice (EUR), Tribunal d’Instance de Strasbourg, France

    Carmen DANTIS, Prosecutor at the Court of Vrancea, Romania / Procureur au Tribunal de Vrancea, Roumanie

    Mathieu CHARDON, Bailiff, Versailles, France, First Secretary of the International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ) / Huissier de justice, Versailles, France, Premier Secrétaire de l’Union Internationale des Huissiers de Justice (UIHJ)

    Greet NUYENS, Vice-President, First Instance Court of Antwerp, Belgium / Vice-Présidente, Tribunal de Première Instance d’Anvers, Belgique

    Isabelle BRESSELEERS, Judge, First Instance Court of Antwerp, Belgium / Juge, Tribunal de Première Instance d’Anvers, Belgique

    Marc JUSTON, President of the regional Court of Tarascon, France / Président du Tribunal de Grande Instance de Tarascon, France

    Gemma DEL REY ALMANSA, Coordinator in the Unit of Support of the Spanish Secretary General for Justice Administration, Madrid, Spain / Coordinatrice à l’Unité de soutien, Secrétariat Général de l’Administration de la Justice, Madrid, Espagne

    Gregor STROJIN, Head of Public Affairs Office, Supreme Court of Slovenia / Chef du Bureau des relations publiques, Cour Suprême de Slovénie

    Eberhard DESCH, Head of Division of International Law, Federal Ministry of Justice, Berlin, former President of the CEPEJ / Chef de la Division du droit international, Ministère fédéral de la justice, Président du CDCJ Berlin, ancien Président de la CEPEJ

    André POTOCKI, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, former Vice-President of the CEPEJ / Juge à la Cour Européenne des Droits de l’Homme, ancien Vice-président de la CEPEJ

    Paul MAFFEI, Counselor at the Court of Cassation, Brussels, Belgium, Vice-President of the CCJE / Conseiller à la Cour de Cassation, Bruxelles, Belgique , Vice-Président du CCJE

    João DA SILVA MIGUEL, Member of EUROJUST for Portugal, President of the CCPE / Membre d’EUROJUST au titre du Portugal, Président du CCPE

    SECRETARIAT OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE / SECRETARIAT DU CONSEIL DE L’EUROPE

Hanne JUNCHER, Head of Justice and Legal Co-operation Department / Chef du service de la coopération judiciaire et juridique

    Andrew DRZEMCZEWSKI, Chef du Département des questions juridiques & des droits de l'Homme, Assemblée parlementaire du Conseil de l’Europe

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    Plenary Meeting - List of Participants /

    Réunion plénière - Liste des participants

    CEPEJ MEMBERS / MEMBRES DE LA CEPEJ

    ALBANIA/ALBANIE : Apologised / Excusée

    ANDORRA/ANDORRE 

    Carme OBIOLS, Secrétaire Générale, Conseil supérieur de la Justice, ANDORRE LA VIEILLE

    ARMENIA/ARMENIE

    Armen SANOYAN, Head of International Treaties Expertise Division, Department of International Legal Affairs of the Administration, Ministry of Justice, YEREVAN

    AUSTRIA/AUTRICHE

    Georg STAWA, Head of Department Pr 8, Projects, Strategy and Innovation, Federal Ministry of Justice, VIENNA (Vice-President of the CEPEJ / Vice-Président de la CEPEJ)

    AZERBAIJAN/AZERBAÏDJAN

    Ramin GURBANOV, Chief of reforms division, General department of organisation and supervision,
    Co-ordinator of Judicial Modernisation Project, Ministry of Justice, BAKU

    Nail HUSEYNQULIYEV, Consultant in the Judicial Modernization Project, Ministry of Justice, BAKU,

    BELGIUM/BELGIQUE 

    Dietger GEERAERT, Attaché Service Juridique, Direction Générale de l'Organisation Judiciaire, Service public fédéral Justice, BRUXELLES

    BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA/BOSNIE-HERZÉGOVINE

    Zlatko KULENOVIC, Republic of Srpska Supreme Court, BANJA LUKA

    Rusmir ŠABETA, Head of the Judicial Administration Department, The Secretariat of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial, Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, SARAJEVO

    CYPRUS/CHYPRE

Effie PAPADOPOULOU, Judge at the Supreme Court, NICOSIA

CZECH REPUBLIC/REPUBLIQUE TCHEQUE

    Ivana BORZOVÁ, Head of Department of Civil Supervision, Ministry of Justice, PRAGUE

    DENMARK/DANEMARK

    Klaus RUGAARD, Head of Finance and Analysis Department, Danish Court Administration, COPENHAGEN

    ESTONIA/ESTONIE

    Mai SELKE, Advisor, Ministry of Justice, TALLINN

    FINLAND/FINLANDE

    Kari Samuli KIESILĀINEN, Head of Department, Directorate General, Ministry of Justice, HELSINKI

    FRANCE

    Jean-Paul SUDRE, Inspecteur général adjoint des services judiciaires, Ministère de la Justice et des Libertés, PARIS

    GEORGIA/GÉORGIE

    Irakli ADEISHVILI, Judge, Chamber of Civil Cases, Tbilisi Appeals Court, TBILISI, Apologised / Excusé

    GERMANY / ALLEMAGNE

    Matthias HEGER, Chef du Service de Procédure civile internationale, Ministère fédéral de la Justice, BERLIN

    Anna-Lena LUX, Judge, Referentin für Europa- und Wissenschaftsrecht, Federal Ministry of Justice Baden-Württemberg, STUTTGART

GREECE/GRÈCE 

Michalis PIKRAMMENOS, Ministry of Justice, Counselor of the State, ATHENS

    HUNGARY/HONGRIE

    Gábor SZÉPLAKI-NAGY, Procureur, Chef d’unité, Parquet Général, BUDAPEST

    ICELAND/ISLANDE

    Arnfriđur EINARSDÓTTIR, Judge, District Court of Reykjanes, HAFNARFIRDI

    IRELAND/IRLANDE

    Noel RUBOTHAM, Head of Reform and Development, Courts Service, DUBLIN


    Caroline MURPHY
    , Courts Policy Division, Department of Justice and Equality, DUBLIN

    ITALY/ITALIE

Fabio BARTOLOMEO, Directeur général des statistiques, Ministère de la Justice, ROME

    LATVIA/LETTONIE 

    Aija BRANTA, Judge of the Constitutional Court, RIGA

    LIECHSTENSTEIN : Apologised / Excusé

    LITHUANIA/LITUANIE

    Laima GARNELIENE, Head of Criminal Cases Division, Lithuanian Court of Appeal, VILNIUS

    LUXEMBOURG 

    Laurent THYES, Attaché de Gouvernement, Ministère de la justice, LUXEMBOURG-KIRCHBERG

    MALTA/MALTE

    Francesco DEPASQUALE, Magistrate, Court of Justice, Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs, VALLETTA

REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA / REPUBLIQUE DE MOLDOVA 

    Lilia GRIMALSCHI, Head of the Government Agent Division, Ministry of Justice, Substitute Member of CEPEJ, CHISINAU

MONACO 

Stéphanie VIKSTRÖM, Premier juge au Tribunal de première instance. Tribunal de première instance, Palais de Justice, MONACO

    MONTENEGRO/MONTÉNÉGRO

    Tijana BADNJAR, Department for International Co-operation and European Integration, Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Montenegro, PODGORICA

    NETHERLANDS/PAYS-BAS

    Frans VAN DER DOELEN, Programme Manager of the Department of the Justice System, Ministry of Justice, THE HAGUE

    NORWAY/NORVÈGE

    Audun BERG, Senior adviser, The National Courts Administration, TRONDHEIM, Apologised / Excusé

    Ingvild GRINDELAND ANDERSEN, Senior Adviser, International Secretariat, Department of legal affairs, the National Courts Administration, TRONDHEIM

POLAND/POLOGNE 

    Jakub MICHALSKI, Assistant to Mr. Grzegorz Wałejko, Undersecretary of State, National Correspondent, Ministry of Justice, WARSAW

    PORTUGAL 

    João ARSÉNIO DE OLIVEIRA, Head of Department, International Affairs Department, Directorate General for Justice Policy, Ministry of Justice, LISBON

    ROMANIA/ROUMANIE 

    Violeta BELEGANTE, Conseiller juridique, Chef du service du droit privé, Direction de  l'Elaboration des actes normatifs, des études et de la documentation, Ministère de la Justice, BUCAREST

    THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION/FÉDÉRATION DE RUSSIE

    Pavel SMIRNOV, Adviser, Office of the Representative of the Russian Federation at European Court of Human Right, MOSCOW

    Alexander PARSHIN, Deputy of the Director General, Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, MOSCOW,

    Elena TRUFANOVA, Senior Consultant, International Legal Cooperation Division. Judicial Department, Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, MOSCOW

    Konstantin KOSORUKOV, Deputy for Legal Affairs to the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation at the Council of Europe, STRASBOURG, FRANCE,

    SAN MARINO/SAINT MARIN : Apologised / Excusé

    SERBIA/SERBIE 

    Snežana ĐURDEVIĆ, Ministry of Justice and Public Administration, BELGRADE

    SLOVAK REPUBLIC/RÉPUBLIQUE SLOVAQUE

    Ladislav DUDITS, Judge, Kosice Regional Court, KOSICE

    SLOVENIA /SLOVENIE

    Marko SORLI, Vice President of the Supreme Court, LJUBLJANA

    SPAIN/ESPAGNE 

    Maria Jesús FRAILE MARTIN Adviser, Directorate General International Legal Cooperation and Religious Affairs, Ministry of Justice, MADRID

    SWEDEN/SUÈDE

    Eva FERNQVIST, Legal advisor, Legal Department, Swedish National Courts Administration, JÖNKÖPING

    SWITZERLAND/SUISSE 

    Jacques BÜHLER, Secrétaire Général suppléant, Tribunal fédéral suisse, LAUSANNE (Chair of the Steering Group of the SATURN Centre/ Président du Groupe de Pilotage du Centre SATURN)

    "THE FORMER YOUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA"/"L'EX-RÉPUBLIQUE YOUGOSLAVE DE MACÉDOINE"

    Nikola PROKOPENKO, Head of Department of Courts, Public Prosecutors and other Judicial institutions, Ministry of Justice, SKOPJE

    TURKEY/TURQUIE

    Ismail AKSEL, Judge, Department for Strategy and Development, Ministry of Justice, ANKARA

    Engin DURNAGÔL, Judge, High Council of Judges and Prosecutors, Deputy Secretary General, ANKARA

    Inan KABILAY, ANKARA

    UNITED KINGDOM/ROYAUME-UNI

    John STACEY, Government Advisor for Efficiency and Quality of Justice, President of the CEPEJ, (President of the CEPEJ / Président de la CEPEJ)

    Rory MUNRO, Civil Justice Reform Programme Manager “Access to Justice”, Justice Policy Group, Civil Justice Reform, Ministry of Justice, LONDON

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    President of the Working Group on Evaluation of Judicial Systems

    CEPEJ-GT-EVAL/

    Président du Groupe de travail sur l’évaluation des systèmes judiciaires

    CEPEJ-GT-EVAL

    Jean-Paul JEAN, Avocat général près la Cour de Cassation, Professeur associé à l’Université de Poitiers, PARIS, FRANCE (Chair of the GT-EVAL / Président du GT-EVAL)

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    BUREAU OF THE LISBON NETWORK / BUREAU DU RESEAU DE LISBONNE

    Shota RUKHADZE, Deputy Chairman, The High School of Justice, TBILISI, GEORGIA

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    OBSERVER STATES / ÉTATS OBSERVATEURS

    CANADA : Apologised / Excusé

JAPAN /JAPON : Apologised /Excusé

MERICA / ETATS-UNIS D’AMERIQUE

ISRAEL / ISRAËL

    Keren WEINSHALL-MARGEL, Director, Israeli Courts Research Division (ICRD), The Supreme Court of Israel, JERUSALEM

    Ifat TARABOULOS, Researcher, Israeli Courts Research Division, The Supreme Court of Israel , JERUSALEM

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    INVITED STATES / PAYS INVITES

    MOROCCO / MAROC

    Najia RAHALI, Directrice des études, de la coopération et de la modernisation, Ministre de la Justice, RABAT

    Abdallah BOUJIDA, Président du tribunal de première instance (pôle civil), CASABLANCA, MAROC

    Abdelaziz ISSERSSIF, Président du tribunal de première instance, SIDI KACEM, MAROC

    Abdelmati EL KADDOURI, Président du Tribunal administratif, AGADIR, MAROC

    TUNISIA / TUNISIE                        

    Ridha BEN MAHMOUD, Chef de Cabinet, Ministère de la Justice, Apologised / Excusé

    Ridha BEN AMOR, Inspecteur Général Adjoint, Inspection Générale, Ministère de la Justice

    Soufiane SLITI, Substitut du procureur de la République, Tribunal de première instance de Tunis

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    OBSERVERS / OBSERVATEURS

COUNCIL OF THE BARS AND LAW SOCIETIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION / CONSEIL DES BARREAUX EUROPÉENS (CCBE)

    Simone CUOMO (Mr), Senior Legal Advisor, Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (European lawyers promoting law and justice) BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

    Jana WURSTOVA, International Department, Czech Bar Association, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

EUROPEAN UNION OF RECHTSPFLEGER AND COURT CLERKS / UNION EUROPÉENNE DES GREFFIERS DE JUSTICE (EUR)

    Thomas KAPPL, President of EUR, MUNICH, ALLEMAGNE, Apologised / Excusé

    Jean-Jacques KUSTER, Greffier en Chef, Tribunal d’Instance, STRASBOURG, FRANCE

    Vivien WHYTE, Greffier au Tribunal de Grande Instance de Strasbourg, STRASBOURG, FRANCE

    INTERNATIONAL UNION OF BAILIFFS / UNION INTERNATIONALE DES HUISSIERS DE JUSTICE ET OFFICIERS JUDICIAIRES (UIHJ)

    Leo NETTEN, Président de l’UIHJ, MONFORT L’AMAURY, FRANCE

    Mathieu CHARDON, Huissier de justice, Premier secrétaire de l’UIHJ, VERSAILLES, FRANCE

    EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGES / FÉDÉRATION EUROPÉENNE DES JUGES ADMINISTRATIFS

    Pierre VINCENT, Cour Administrative d’Appel de Nancy, NANCY, FRANCE

    MAGISTRATS EUROPÉENS POUR LES DÉMOCRATIES ET LES LIBERTÉS (MEDEL)

    Eric ALT, Vice-Président de MEDEL, Conseiller référendaire, Cour de Cassation, PARIS, FRANCE

    EUROPEAN NETWORK OF COUNCILS FOR THE JUDICIARY (ENCJ) / RESEAU EUROPEEN DES CONSEILS DE LA JUSTICE (RECJ)

    Geert VERVAEKE, Membre du Conseil supérieur de la magistrature, BRUXELLES, BELGIQUE

    Ria MORTIER, Membre du Bureau du Conseil supérieur de la magistrature, BRUXELLES, BELGIQUE

    COUNCIL OF THE NOTARIATS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION / CONSEIL DES NOTARIATS DE L’UNION EUROPEENNE

    Susanne KRAEMER, Legal Adviser at the CNUE, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

WORLDBANK / BANQUE MONDIALE

Daría GOLDSTEIN, Senior Counsel, the Legal Department, WASHINGTON, D.C, USA

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    EUROPEAN UNION / UNION EUROPÉENNE

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION / COMMISSION EUROPÉENNE 

    Aristotelis GAVRILIADIS, Directorate General JUST/A/1, Civil Justice , BRUSSELS

    EUROPEAN UNION AGENCY FOR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS / AGENCE DE L’UNION EUROPEENNE POUR LES DROITS FONDAMENTAUX : Apologised / Excusée

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    COUNCIL OF EUROPE / CONSEIL DE L’EUROPE

    EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS (ECHR) / COUR EUROPÉENNE DES DROITS DE L’HOMME (CEDH)

    Paola TONARELLI-LACORE, Registry of the European Court of Human Rights/Greffe de la Cour Européenne des Droits de l’Homme

    PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE / ASSEMBLÉE PARLEMENTAIRE DU CONSEIL DE L’EUROPE

    Tamas GAUDY NAGY, Member of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (Hungary), Representative of the Parliamentary Assembly to the CEPEJ

    CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN JUDGES / CONSEIL CONSULTATIF DE JUGES EUROPEENS (CCJE) 

    Paul MAFFEI, Conseiller à la Cour de Cassation, BRUXELLES, Belgique, Vice-Président du CCJE

    EUROPEAN COMMITTEE ON LEGAL CO-OPERATION / COMITE EUROPÉEN DE COOPÉRATION JURIDIQUE (CDCJ)

    Eberhard DESCH, Head of Division of International Law, Federal Ministry of Justice, BERLIN, GERMANY, Chair of the CDCJ

    CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN PROSECUTORS / CONSEIL CONSULTATIF DE PROCUREURS EUROPÉENS (CCPE) 

    João DA SILVA MIGUEL, Member of EUROJUST in respect of Portugal, THE HAGUE, President of the CCPE

    EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR CRIME PROBLEMS / COMITE EUROPEEN POUR LES PROBLÈMES CRIMINELS (CDPC) : Apologised / Excusé  

    STEERING COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS / COMITE DIRECTEUR POUR LES DROITS DE L’HOMME (CDDH) : Apologised / Excusé

    ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD) / ORGANISATION POUR LA COOPERATION ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUES (OCDE)

    Natalia NOLANFLECHA, Policy Analyst, Directorate of Public Governance Territorial Development, Reform of the Public Sector Division

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    SECRETARIAT

      DGI – Human Rights and Rule of Law – Division for the Independence and Efficiency of Justice /

    DGI - Droits de l’Homme et Etat de droit – Division pour l’indépendance et l’efficacité de la justice

Stéphane LEYENBERGER, Secretary of the CEPEJ / Secrétaire de la CEPEJ

    Muriel DECOT, Co-Secretary of the CEPEJ / Co-secrétaire de la CEPEJ

    Artashes MELIKYAN, Administrator / Administrateur

    Hasan HENDEK, Special Advisor to the Secretariat of the CEPEJ / Conseiller spécial auprès du Secrétariat de la CEPEJ

Maria ORESHKINA, Principal Administrative assistant / Assistante administrative principale

    Jean-Pierre GEILLER, Documentation

    Annette SATTEL, Communication

    Elisabeth HEURTEBISE, Assistant/Assistante

    Trainees / Stagiaires

    Camille BONNIN

    Interpreters / Interprètes

    Nicolas GUITTONNEAU

    Bettina LUDEWIG

    Alexei MILKO

    Leonid VEKCHINE



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