European Judicial Systems - Edition 2010 (data 2008): Efficiency and Quality of Justice

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Council of Europe, 2010 - Political Science - 389 pages
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The new edition of the report of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), which evaluates the functioning of the judicial systems of 45 Council of Europe member states, remains in line with the process carried out since 2002. It relies on a methodology, which has already proved itself, to collect and process a wide range of quantitative and qualitative judicial data. This unique study has been conceived above all as a public policy tool aimed at improving the efficiency and the quality of justice. The CEPEJ's objective is to have the knowledge in order to be able to understand, analyze and reform. This report is intended for policy makers, legal practitioners and researchers as well as for those who are interested in the functioning of justice in Europe.
 

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Contents

The evaluation process of the CEPEJ
5
courts prosecution system and legal aid
15
Access to justice
49
rights and public confidence
67
Courts
83
Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR
107
Judges
117
Nonjudge staff
127
Status and career of judges and prosecutors
195
Lawyers
237
Execution of court decisions
253
Notaries
269
Court interpreters
275
Towards more efficiency and quality in the European judicial systems
289
Appendices
295
Scheme for evaluating judicial systems
339

Fair trial and court activity
135
Prosecutors
181
Explanatory note
369
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