On average, Serbian judges receive less than half the number of incoming cases per judge than their counterparts in EU Member States.On average, Serbian judges receive less half the number of incoming cases per judge than their counterparts in EU Member States. According to CEPEJ, the average number of incoming cases in EU
Member States was 840 first instance non-criminal cases per judge
in 2012, whereas in Serbia, the average was 350 per judge.160
Serbia’s figures may also be generous, given caseload inflation.161
This data suggests that Serbian judges may be less efficient than EU
counterparts, since about twice as many judges are needed to
process a similar level of demand.162 If the two EU outliers which
have very high caseloads per judge are removed from the equation, the EU average is lowered to 453 cases per judge.163 Even on these more conservative calculations, Serbia has on average 23 percent lower first instance non-criminal caseloads per judge than EU Member States.