Initiating a sustainable data collection process in Kosovo* at the presentation of the Comparative Assessment report of the judicial system (2014- 2017)
On 14 March 2019, the CEPEJ international expert, Ms Julinda Beqiraj presented the main findings of the second CEPEJ assessment report of the judicial system in Kosovo to the judicial authorities, international partners and members of civil society organisations. The report was prepared with the full engagement of local institutions to compile the data: the Kosovo Judicial Council, Kosovo Prosecutorial Council, Office of Free Legal Aid, Kosovo Bar Association, and courts to assess the progress made in 2017 compared to 2014 in terms of quality and efficiency. It focuses on the budgetary resources allocated to justice, the number of judges and staff, and examines the evolution of the two key CEPEJ indicators (clearance rate and disposition time) to assess the performance of the courts from 2014 to 2017
* 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.