Greek Appeals Courts’ Quality Analysis and Performance

European Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 17-39, 2010

Posted: 14 May 2011

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Michael S. Mitsopoulos

Hellenic Federation of Enterprises

Theodore Pelagidis

University of Piraeus; Brookings Institution

Date Written: January 1, 2010

Abstract

Our effort in this paper is to focus on Greek Appeals Courts’ Quality Analysis and Performance examining sample real cases to document the long delays of the Greek judiciary. We also examine evidence to support the suggestion that the main problem of the Greek judicial system is not only of insufficient staffing, but also a problem of insufficient organization, excessively burdensome procedures and severe restrictions in the way legal services are supplied in Greece. In particular, we present evidence of poor justice quality that can be also used to interpret the Greek case focusing on the quality of the judiciary and on inefficiencies in legal service markets. We also present a number of case-files that demonstrate the large delays in the Greek judiciary. We finally summarise policy proposals from the existing literature and use them to suggest appropriate judicial reforms for Greece.

Keywords: Judiciary, Efficiency, Greece, Quality Analysis

Suggested Citation

Mitsopoulos, Michael S. and Pelagidis, Theodore, Greek Appeals Courts’ Quality Analysis and Performance (January 1, 2010). European Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 17-39, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1840578

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