Representatives of the Council of Europe’s commission for justice efficiency (CEPEJ) is in Malta to continue the process of evaluation and preparation of proposals relating to the judicial system in Malta. Yesterday they met the Justice and Interior Minister.
The visit continues on others made after the minister of justice and the chief justice in 2008 agreed on a process of independent auditing of the work of the courts in Malta. It was the first ever such request made to the commission, which accepted it in 2009 and followed that acceptance by a visit in December that year.
Preliminary observations drawn up in May 2010 have been made, focussing on, among others, civil and criminal cases, training of lawyers and the administration and organisation of the courts.
Meetings are to be held with all legal operators involved in the observations eventually to draw up a detailed document based on the advice of the commission and suggestions of stakeholders in Malta.