Il rapporto 2014 della European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ).
In his evaluation report on the functioning of European judicial systems published on 9 October 2014, the CEPEJ draws on quantitative and qualitative data to outline the main trends observed in 46 European countries. Among the findings to emerge from this report, the fifth of its kind since the CEPEJ was set up in 2002, are the following
– contrasting effects of the economic crisis on the budgets of judicial systems;
– European states spend on average €60 per capita and per year on the functioning of the judicial system;
– increased participation by users in the funding of the public service of justice;
– trend towards outsourcing non-judicial tasks within courts;
– access to justice is improving in Europe:
– there are fewer courts in Europe and a stabilised but uneven number of judges depending on the country;
– the “glass ceiling” remains a reality in the judiciary;
– the courts are generally able to cope with the volume of cases;
– difficulties in processing criminal cases lie mainly at the level of prosecution services;
– functional independence of prosecutors is not a principle shared by all states;
– Europe-wide trend towards privatisation and greater professionalisation in terms of the execution of judgments.
Il rapporto è disponibile a questo link.