EU-funded roundtable helps reduce length of proceedings in Egyptian administrative courts
March 11, 2021
In the framework of the EU-funded South Programme IV, the European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) organised an online round table on “How to reduce the length of the proceedings in Egyptian administrative courts and good practices from European countries” for judges of the Egyptian Council of State on 9 March 2021.
The implementation of the CEPEJ SATURN guidelines for judicial time management and the case-weighting system developed by the CEPEJ are discussed in the framework of the continued and fruitful cooperation established with the Egyptian Council of State to improve courts’ performance, efficiency and workload and reduce the length of the proceedings.
The round table has been opened by the Secretary General and Vice President of the Egyptian Council of State, in the presence of representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Egypt in Cairo, the CEPEJ secretariat, international experts, including a representative from the French Council of State.
South Programme IV continues assisting Southern Mediterranean countries in building a common legal space together with the EU, with a focus on reforming Southern Mediterranean countries’ legislation and reinforcing their democratic governance institutions as well as accompanying reform processes. Good governance building, strengthening rule of law and respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights are strong pillars of the South Programme. Additionally, particular attention is given to activities combatting gender-based violence against women and girls.