PRAVNI ZAPISI • Year XIII • No. 2 • pp. 421-445
LESS IS MORE? ON THE NUMBER OF JUDGES AND JUDICIAL EFFICIENCY
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law University of Belgrade, Belgrade
Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Law University of Belgrade, Belgrade
Pravni zapisi, No. 2/2022, pp. 421-445
Original Scientific Article
judiciary, judicial system, judicial efficiency, judicial organisation, number of judges
In this paper, we deal with the relationship between the relative number of judges within a jurisdiction and the efficiency of the judiciary. To determine how the number of judges influences efficiency, we compare data on the judiciary from six countries: Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, France, Austria and Norway. The analysis is based on data collected within the 2020 Evaluation cycle (2018 data) of CEPEJ and World Justice Report Rule of Law Index for 2018. We conclude that judicial efficiency does not increase with an increase in the number of judges in a jurisdiction.