The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

European Day of Civil Justice in Romania

On this day, all the courts and prosecutors’ offices are open to the public, and the citizens are invited and guided to visit the judicial institutions, in order to fully understand the way the judicial system functions.

In this regard, every year, the Superior Council of Magistracy coordinates those activities and provides recommendations to all the courts and prosecutors’ offices for the proper organization of this event, as well as informative materials and brochures, which are to be distributed to the visitors and mass media representatives.

Also, the European Day of Civil Justice is celebrated at the premises of Superior Council of Magistracy, which is open to all the public on this day.

Every year, students from 2 high schools, 2 law schools, the National Institute of Magistracy and the National School of Clerks are invited to visit the Superior Council of Magistracy and to become aware of the important role of this institution, as the guarantor of the independence of the judicial system and, on the other hand, to provide a wide perspective for their future careers as legal practitioners.

Informative materials (drafted within the Phare RO 2005/017-553.01.04.07 project – Transparency of the act of justice) regarding the activity of SCM and that of the courts and prosecutors’ offices are distributed to all the visitors, and brochures with the Romanian Constitution and the European Convention of Human Rights are handed to the students.

Moreover, a press conference will be organised by the President of SCM, together with other members of the Council, with the occasion of this event.

All the activities organised in Romania within the framework of the European Day of Civil Justice are in order to raise the awareness of our efforts to increase the accountability of the Romanian judicial system, to improve the relationship between the justice actors and the citizens, by bringing the justice closer to the users of the judicial system and, ultimately, to enhance the transparency of justice.