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 Average duration of completed proceedings (Month) in country courts of law
Characteristic Description
Name Average duration of completed proceedings (Month) in country courts of law by District court and Type of proceeding; Annual
Regularity Annual
Source Directorate General for Justice Policy
First available period 2015
Last available period 2018
  • Data reference period
  • District court
  • Type of proceeding
  • PROCESS:  Combination of the written statements of the parties, the decisions of the court and documents issued by the public prosecution office, and the more or less detailed report of the acts and measures taken in developing the lawsuit.
  • TERMINATED PROCEEDING:  The proceeding in which a final judgement, ruling or decision is delivered, in the respective law-suit, regardless of res judicata.
  • COURT OF LAW:  Sovereign body empowered to ensure the safeguard of the legally protected rights and interests of citizens, to suppress breaches of legality, and to solve public and private disputes.
  • REFERENCE PERIOD:  The length of time for which data are collected, e.g. a specific day, month or year.
  • JUDICIAL COUNTY:  The basic unit of the judicial division in Portugal. It has a court with at least one judge, a public prosecutor and a court secretary. These counties may be 1st, 2nd or 3rd class.
Formule Total duration of completed proceedings/ Number of completed proceedings
Measure unit (symbol) Month (Month)
Power of 10  0
Last update date 05/11/2019

information presented in 3/6/2020