Ministers’ Deputies
Notes on the Agenda

CM/Notes/977/2.1 9 October 20061
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977 Meeting (in camera), 19 October 2006
2 Political questions


2.1 Execution of national judicial decisions

European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ)

– Report on European judicial systems
– Exchange of views on the conclusions concerning the execution of national judicial decisions

Reference documents
CM/Del/Dec(2006)957/2.3, CM/Inf(2004)25, CM(2006)123, CM/Monitor(2006)2
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Action

In the context of the thematic monitoring exercise on the "execution of national judicial decisions", to hold an exchange of views on the information on this subject which appears in the CEPEJ report on European judicial systems, and on the arrangements to be made for further work on the thematic monitoring report.

1. It is recalled that, at their 956th meeting, on 15 February 2006, following the communication from the Secretary General, the Deputies took note of the work being carried out by the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) in the field of the execution of national judicial decisions and noted that this work would be an essential contribution for this year’s round of thematic monitoring by the Committee of Ministers.

2. Taking account of the above, and pending finalisation of the CEPEJ’s report, the Deputies, at their 957th meeting (1 March 2006), adopted a revised timetable for implementation of the Committee of Ministers' thematic monitoring exercise relating to the execution of national judicial decisions. They thus cancelled their June in camera meeting and decided to devote their present meeting to an exchange of views on the CEPEJ report on the execution of national judicial decisions and to the taking of decisions about the arrangements to be made for further work on the thematic monitoring report.

3. The CEPEJ report on European judicial systems (document CM(2006)123 add2 of 30 August 2006) was in its entirety submitted to the Deputies at their 974th meeting (27 September 2006). The exchange of views that they are invited to hold at their present meeting will more specifically cover chapter 11 of the report, which is the part devoted to the execution of judicial decisions. For the sake of simplicity, the Secretariat has prepared a document containing only the relevant extract (see document CM/Monitor(2006)2).

4. It should be noted, as emphasised by the Chair of the CEPEJ when its report was presented to the Deputies on 27 September 2006, that the report at this stage presents factual information about all the questions studied, including the execution of court decisions. This information could subsequently be the subject of a detailed thematic study, with a view to drawing up conclusions and recommendations. This analysis phase should begin as early as mid-October and continue throughout the year 2007.

5. The Deputies might wish to discuss how to make use, for the Committee of Ministers' thematic monitoring exercise, of the current and future work of the CEPEJ on the theme under examination. They could, in this context, invite the CEPEJ to give greater attention to the subject of the execution of national judicial decisions when evaluating and analysing the information collected about European judicial systems.
The Deputies might also decide to postpone the thematic monitoring exercise on the "execution of national judicial decisions" until the envisaged analysis to be made by the CEPEJ in this respect is finalised.

Financing assured: YES

DRAFT DECISIONS

977th (in camera) meeting – 19 October 2006

Item 2.1

Execution of national judicial decisions –
European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) – Report on European judicial systems
– Exchange of views on the conclusions concerning the execution of national judicial decisions (CM/Del/Dec(2006)957/2.3, CM/Inf(2004)25, CM(2006)123, CM/Monitor(2006)2)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. bearing in mind the decision taken at their 974th meeting (27-28 September 2006), and noting the important contribution made by the information collected by the European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) on the execution of national judicial decisions, invited the CEPEJ to give greater attention to this subject when evaluating and analysing the information collected about European judicial systems;

2. without prejudice to the discussions on the future arrangements for thematic monitoring by the Committee of Ministers, agreed to suspend the thematic monitoring exercise for 2006 on the theme “Execution of national judicial decisions”, until the analysis to be made in this respect by the CEPEJ has been completed.

Note 1 This document has been classified restricted at the date of issue. Unless the Committee of Ministers decides otherwise, it will be declassified according to the rules set up in Resolution Res(2001)6 on access to Council of Europe documents.


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