The judiciary’s new Performance Dashboard is a major step forward for Kosovo in judicial transparency and accountability.
The USAID Judicial Systems Strengthening Program (JSSP) helped Kosovo’s judicial institutions achieve a new milestone in their development into a modern, efficient, accountable, and transparent judiciary this May. With Project assistance, citizens of Kosovo, and other stakeholders, are now able to get immediate insight into courts’ and judges’ performance in accordance with four key indicators:
1. clearance rates of cases,
2. efficiency trends,
3. backlogged cases, and
4. individual judge’s productivity.
The indicators cover all CEPEJ guidelines and the Council of Europe recommendations. Access is enabled for data going back as far as 2017, and the Kosovo Judicial Council is continually uploading new data onto the website. To check the dashboard, click here.
The dashboard is another important step in opening up Kosovo judicial institutions to the public and working on building the relationship of trust and confidence in the work of the courts. The Kosovo Judicial Council’s website now includes both the Performance Dashboard feature and the court user survey, which allows citizens to both give and view feedback. In addition, the website features data for disciplinary decisions on judges and provides the online form and guidelines for filing a complaint in line with the applicable laws.
Below is the video message from the Kosovo Judicial Council’s Chair, Skender Çoçaj, on the significance of the dashboard release for the courts and citizens of Kosovo: