The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

The "Crystal Scales of Justice" Prize


 

Created in 2005, the "Crystal Scales of Justice" Prize is a competition aimed at discovering and highlighting innovative and efficient practices concerning the functioning of justice, judicial procedures or the organisation of courts.

 

These practices are conducted in European jurisdictions (for example, initiatives devised by a court president, a registry, a Bar). They are drawn to the attention of policy-makers and the judicial community so as to improve the functioning of the public justice system.

 

In 2017, the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize awarding ceremony will take place in Edinburgh (Scotland) on 37 October 2017, in the framework of the celebration of the European Day of Justice.

 

Candidates must introduce the application form before 15 June 2017 to participate (cepej@coe.int) via the application form appended to the Rules of the Prize.

 


NEWS

Call for applications for the Council of Europe Prize “Crystal Scales of Justice” for innovative practices contributing to the efficiency and quality of justice

Strasbourg, 13.03.2017 – The Council of Europe is organising the 9th edition of the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize.

The aim of the prize is to identify and promote innovative practices regarding the conduct of proceedings, court organisation and the functioning of court systems in general. To be eligible for consideration, the practices nominated must have been implemented recently and they should be easily usable by other States or jurisdictions. Their efficiency must be measurable.

The 2017 competition is open to courts, Bar Associations, non-governmental organisations and any other bodies dealing with judicial affairs in a member State of the Council of Europe or an observer State to the CEPEJ.

Applications must meet the eligibility criteria as specified in the Rules of the Prize, and be submitted to the Council of Europe, preferably electronically, by 15 June 2017.

The Prize awarding ceremony will take place in Edinburgh (Scotland) on 27 October 2017 in the framework of the European Day of Justice.

 

 

CRIMINAL & CIVIL JUSTICE

2017

Rules of the Prize and application form

Contacts


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2010

CIVIL JUSTICE

2012


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2005

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

2009

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Winner and honoured projects

 

European Day of Justice

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