The European Day of Justice is celebrated each year around the 25 October. It aims to bring justice closer to citizens, to inform them on their rights and to to promote the work of the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of justice, through simulation of procedures and information sessions.

This day is open to all european citizens, students and people who work in the field of justice.

18 Member States have mobilised in 2019 by organising various events such as free legal aid to citizens on their rights, open doors of courts, notarial chambers, information sessions, the provision of social platforms to ask questions, publications of books, films, etc.

Training and information sessions for justice professionals and students have also been organised across Europe. Competitions for law school students have gathered a high number of students.

The Crystal Scales of Justice Prize has also been awarded in Oslo, Norway to celebrate this day.

The European Day of Justice was also an opportunity for the Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe, Mr Christos Giakoumopoulos, to recall the essential criteria for a quality justice system. with respect for fundamental rights.

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To celebrate the European Day of Justice, customisable posters have been produced in 23 languages. 

Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, EstonianFinnish, French, GermanHungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish

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 Calendar and agendas of the forthcoming meetings 

 Activity programme

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