Strasbourg, 27 June 2017                                         

CEPEJ-GT-EVAL(2016)6rev3

EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR THE EFFICIENCY OF JUSTICE (CEPEJ)

Scheme for evaluating judicial systems

Key judicial indicators


General information national correspondent


Country                  

First name                                                                             Last name              

Position                                                                                            Organisation          

Email                                                                                    Telephone              

Demographic and economic data


Reference year:

1.         Inhabitants, GDP and average gross annual salary (complete the table)

Number of inhabitants

Per capita GDP (gross domestic product) in euro

Average gross annual salary in euro

2.         Total annual budget allocated to all courts (in euro)             

3.         Does this budget of the courts include the following items?

         Please give for each item a specification of the amount concerned (if possible).

Yes

Amount

(in euro)

Annual public budget allocated to (gross) salaries

     

Annual public budget allocated to computerisation (equipment, investments, maintenance)

     

Annual public budget allocated to justice expenses (expertise, interpretation, etc.) without legal aid.

NB: this does not concern taxes and fees to be paid by the parties

     

Annual public budget allocated to court buildings (maintenance, operating costs)

     

Annual public budget allocated to investments in new (court) buildings

     

Annual public budget allocated to training

     

Other

     

Please specify if these allocated budgets (questions 2 and 3) are:

 approved budgets        implemented budgets

Comment:

4.         If you cannot answer question 2 because you cannot isolate the budget allocated to courts from the budget allocated to public prosecution services and/or legal aid, please fill in only the appropriate line in the table according to your system:

        

Approved budget

(in euro)

Implemented budget (in euro)

Total annual public budget allocated to all courts and public prosecution services together

     

     

Total annual public budget allocated to all courts and legal aid together

     

     

Total annual public budget allocated to all courts, public prosecution services and legal aid together

     

     

Legal aid (access to justice)


5.         Annual number of cases brought to court for which legal aid has been granted and annual public budget allocated to legal aid (complete the table)

Number

Amount

Criminal cases

     

     

Other than criminal cases

     

     

Total of cases for which legal aid has been granted

     

     

Please specify if the budget allocated to legal aid is:

 approved budget         implemented budget

Comment:

6.         Does legal aid concern non-litigious cases or cases not brought to court (legal consultation, alternative dispute resolutions, etc.)?

 Yes     No

Organisation of the court system and the public prosecution


7.         Number of courts considered as legal entities (administrative structures) and geographic locations.

First instance courts of general jurisdiction

(legal entities)

     

First instance specialised courts (legal entities)

     

All the courts (geographic locations) (this includes first instance courts of general jurisdiction, first instance specialised courts, all second instance courts and courts of appeal and all supreme courts)

     

8.         Judges, non-judge staff and Rechtspfleger (complete the table)

Total number

Male

Female

Professional judges (in full time equivalent and permanent posts)

     

     

     

Professional judges sitting in courts on an occasional basis and paid accordingly

     

     

     

Non-professional judges (including lay-judges) who are not remunerated but who can possibly receive a defrayal of costs

     

     

     

Non-judge staff working in courts (in full time equivalent and permanent posts)

     

     

     

Rechtspfleger (if applicable)

     

     

     

9.         Public prosecutors and non-prosecutor staff of the public prosecution services (complete the table in full time equivalent and permanent posts)

Total number

Male

Female

Number of public prosecutors

     

     

     

Number of staff (non-prosecutors) attached to public prosecution services

     

     

     

Use of information technologies in courts


10.      Basic facilities (micro-computers, internet connection and e-mail) used for direct assistance to judges / prosecutors / court clerks

11.      Do you use a case management system? (software or group of softwares used for the recording of judicial proceedings and their management)

Yes No

If yes, please specify the following information:

Equipment rate

Centralised or interoperable database

Early warning signals (for active case management)

Denomination(s) of the system(s)

Database for all matters

100% 50-99% 10-49%1-9% 0% (NAP) NA

Yes No

Yes No

If no, please fill in the questionnaire for the matter(s) concerned:

Civil and/or commercial

100% 50-99% 10-49%1-9% 0% (NAP) NA

Yes No

Yes No

Criminal

100% 50-99% 10-49%1-9% 0% (NAP) NA

Yes No

Yes No

Administrative

100% 50-99% 10-49%1-9% 0% (NAP) NA

Yes No

Yes No

Other

100% 50-99% 10-49%1-9% 0% (NAP) NA

Yes No

Yes No

12.      Are there statistics tools to measure courts activity? (tool, directly linked or not to the case management system of Q11, allowing to quantify among others the number of incoming, resolved and pending cases by type of case – e.g.: infocentres, data warehouse, etc.)

Yes No

If yes, please specify the following information:

Equipment rate

Data consolidated at national level

Denomination(s) of the system(s)

Unique statistical tool for all matters

100% 50-99% 10-49%1-9% 0% (NAP) NA

Yes No

If no, please fill in the questionnaire for the matter(s) concerned:

Civil and/or commercial

100% 50-99% 10-49%1-9% 0% (NAP) NA

Yes No

Criminal

100% 50-99% 10-49%1-9% 0% (NAP) NA

Yes No

Administrative

100% 50-99% 10-49%1-9% 0% (NAP) NA

Yes No

Other

100% 50-99% 10-49%1-9% 0% (NAP) NA

Yes No


The performance and workload of the courts and the public prosecution


13.      Litigious civil cases and administrative law cases brought to courts (complete the table)

Litigious civil  cases

of which litigious divorce cases

of which employment dismissals

Administrative cases

Backlog of cases for more than 2 years

Total number

(first instance)

Pending cases by 1 January of the reference year

Incoming cases

Resolved cases (decisions on the merits)

Pending cases by 31 December of reference year

Average length (from the date the application for judicial review is lodged) of first instance proceedings

Total number

(second instance)

Pending cases by 1 January of the reference year

Incoming cases

Resolved cases

Pending cases by 31 December of the reference year

Average length (from the date the application for judicial review is lodged) of second instance proceedings

Total number

(Supreme Court)

Pending cases by 1 January of the reference year

Incoming cases

Resolved cases

Pending cases by 31 December of the reference year

Average length (from the date the application for judicial review is lodged) of third instance proceedings

           

14.          Number of cases received and processed by the public prosecutor (complete the table)

Total number of first instance criminal cases

Received by the public prosecutor during the reference year

Discontinued by the public prosecutor

Total

because the offender could not be identified

due to lack of an established offence or  specific legal situation

for reasons of opportunity

Concluded by a penalty, imposed or negotiated by the public prosecutor

Charged by the public prosecutor before the courts

15.      Criminal cases in the courts(complete the table)

Criminal cases (total)

of which robbery cases

of which intentional homicides

Total number (1st instance)

Pending cases by 1 January of  the reference year

Incoming cases

Resolved cases (judicial decisions)

Pending cases by 31 December of  the reference year

Average length (from  the date of official charging) of 1st instance proceedings (in days)

Salaries of judges and prosecutors


16.      Salaries of judges and prosecutors (at 31 December of the reference year):

Gross annual salary, in euro

Net annual salary, in euro

Gross annual salary, in local currency

Net annual salary, in local currency

First instance professional judge at the beginning of his/her career

     

     

     

     

Judge of the Supreme Court or the Highest Appellate Court (please indicate the average salary of a judge at this level, and not the salary of the Court President)

     

     

     

     

Public prosecutor at the beginning of his/her career

     

     

     

     

Public prosecutor of the Supreme Court or the Highest Appellate Instance (please indicate the average salary of a public prosecutor at this level, and not the salary of the Attorney General).

     

     

     

     

Lawyers


17.          Total number of lawyers practising in your country:

     

Alternative dispute resolutions


18.          Does the legal system provide for the following alternative dispute resolutions (ADR):

 Judicial mediation

 Mediation other than judicial mediation            

 Arbitration                                                      

 Conciliation                                                    

 Other ADR

If "other ADR", please specify:

              

Legal and judicial reforms (optional question)


19.          Please describe the main legal and judicial reforms in your country which contribute to the improvement of the quality and efficiency of justice: