STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: Malta hosts the Conference of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) within the Council of Europe

The conference of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice within the Council of Europe, known as CEPEJ, which is being held in Malta on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its establishment, came to an end today. Commission, with the theme ‘Celebrating 20 years of CEPEJ: Furthering Quality and efficiency of a digitalised justice’.

During these two days, a number of foreign ministers, judges, experts and international lawyers met in Malta to discuss a number of key issues, including the efficiency of courts and the challenges they face regarding the digitalisation of information. judicial system.

At the opening of the conference, Justice Minister Jonathan Attard stressed that under the leadership of Prime Minister Robert Abela, the government has already made several reforms to address the efficiency of justice, and others will continue to be made. such as those in the process of compilation and referrals.

Minister Attard stated that, “In order to further improve the quality of our national justice system, the government is committed to continue investing and facilitating the transition to a more digitalised justice environment. This is being done through the implementation of the Digital Justice Strategy. “

CEPEJ President Ramin Garagurbanli, on behalf of the Commission, expressed his gratitude to the Maltese authorities for hosting the conference in Malta. He went on to state that, “Thanks to the commitments and efforts of all members, experts and observers, CEPEJ’s expertise in this area has gained widespread respect not only with the institutions, but also all over the world ”.

The conference was also addressed by Judge Francesco Depasquale, Vice-President of the same European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ). On the occasion of the 20th anniversary, the Minister of Justice Jonathan Attard presented a painting prepared by the artist Rubert Cefai as a memento to the President of CEPEJ Ramin Garagurbanli.

Source: Office of the Prime Minister