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Supporting the development of statistical reports and electronic assignment of cases in Kosovo*

Kosovo 9 January 2018
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Supporting the development of statistical reports and electronic assignment of cases in Kosovo*

From 17 to 20 December 2018, the Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Kosovo action organised an expert mission to follow-up on the issues raised at the workshop held in May 2018 with high level international expertise to support the development and implementation of the Case Management Information System (CMIS) for courts and prosecution offices. The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) expert met with the CMIS team to discuss their ambition, during the next phase of the project, to develop a robust reporting functionality that will provide reliable judicial statistics in line with CEPEJ methodology.

A visit was also paid to the Basic Court of Gjakovë/Ðakovica to discuss with the Court President, judges and other court users how the new system can be used to increase efficiency. The mission was also an opportunity to further emphasize the importance to introduce the electronic assignment of cases, since cases are still currently being distributed manually.

The mission was funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe. The action has been supporting the development and implementation of the CMIS based on the CEPEJ Cyberjustice Guidelines since the end of 2016.

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.