2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the work of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) on the protection and promotion of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in relation to the effective functioning of Justice.

In the framework of the plenary meeting, a ceremony celebrating the 20th anniversary of the CEPEJ was organised in Valletta (Malta) on 27 and 28 June 2022. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Ramin GARAGURBANLI (Azerbaijan), President of the CEPEJ. the plenary meeting was opened by a pre-recorded address by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić, and by the Minister of Justice of Malta, Mr. Jonathan Attard, and followed by a thematic discussion on the challenges, in terms of quality and efficiency, of a digitalised justice.

As a partner/observer member, the EEEI participated in the events in Malta.

A reminder, CEPEJ works to  has focused on ensuring faster, more affordable, and fair justice services of a better quality, putting the needs of the court user in the centre of the judicial process.

The CEPEJ’s work includes numerous guidelines and tools, including 15 on mediation, 16 on quality and efficiency, 5 on e-justice; more than 20 groups of indicators based on more than 300 questions also make it possible to better evaluate European judicial systems, but also well beyond.

This anniversary ceremony was the occasion for all the participants present to share a moment of conviviality and to attend presentations (see the agenda) gathering various European interventions on an attempt to identify the challenges of a digitised judicial system and to formulate ways of reflection to improve the effectiveness of the CEPEJ’s work.

To find out more about the 20th anniversary ceremony, please find below the video recording of the event and other background material.


2022 – 2025 CEPEJ Action plan:“Digitalisation for a better justice”

CEPEJ 2022-2023 Activity Programme

Guidelines on electronic court filing (e-filing) and digitalisation of courts

Abridged plenary meeting report 27 and 28 June 2022