At the 33rd plenary meeting of the CEPEJ to be held in Strasbourg on 5 and 6 December 2019, the Guidelines on knowledge sharing among judges, which aim to improve judges’ skills and competences, strengthen knowledge sharing and collaboration, and move beyond a culture of judicial isolation prepared by the Quality Working Group, should be adopted. With regard to digital justice, the way in which the principles of the European Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems should be applied and operationalised should also be discussed. The Mediation Working Group will also propose the adoption of a mediation awareness and training program for judges to ensure the efficiency of the Judicial Referral to mediation mediation.
The SATURN Centre for Judicial Time Management will present its ongoing work on the implementation for criminal cases with reference to the deadlines provided for in Articles 5 and 6 of the ECvHR on the causes and origins of delays in judicial proceedings, as well as on the case weighting. Finally, a glossary on the definitions used by the CEPEJ will be submitted for adoption. The plenary meeting will be preceded (on 4 December) by a Forum, organised in cooperation with the International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ), on digital assets and enforcement to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Guidelines for a better implementation of the existing Council of Europe Recommendation on enforcement.