12th April 2017

European Commission publishes 2017 EU Justice Scoreboard: Czech Republic: Most reforms not completed in 2016

The Commission published the 2017 EU Justice Scoreboard giving an overview of the efficiency, quality and independence of justice systems in the EU. Read the press release.

As for the Czech Republic, in 2016, the country has adopted reform in the area of alternative dispute resolution. In other areas observed, including Procedural reforms, Legal aid, ICT development, Optimising the judicial map, Court fees, Administration of courts, Judges, Council for the Judiciary, Legal professionals and other ativities, reforms were under negotiation in 2016. No reform was underway in 2016 in the area of Court specialization, for example.

Time needed to resolve litigious civil and commercial cases (1st instance) has shortened, but still remains below the 2010 level. More civil and commercial cases were resolved in 2015 than came in, unlike administrative cases. Read detailed information in the report. Details in Czech are available here.


Legislative and regulatory activity concerning justice systems in 2016 (adopted measures/initiatives under negotiation

per Member State). Source: European Commission


Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic