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.

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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Call for participation - Making justice accessible across Europe and strengthening the trust of citizens in the judicial system

Every year on 25 October, on the European Day of Justice, events for European citizens, students and justice professionals are organised across Europe.

The CEPEJ welcomes the commitment of justice professionals, public authorities, international bodies and educational institutions to bring justice closer to citizens, inform them about their rights and promote the work of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, for example through trial simulations, information sessions, training and seminars.

In 2022, new awareness-raising initiatives dedicated to the European Day of Justice were launched in 13 European countries, including launching a virtual game about the role of lay judges, giving guest lectures at primary and secondary schools by judges and legal officials, publication of the online animated series regarding court procedures according to the user-centric approach.

The CEPEJ invites judicial institutions, associations and public services to inform it of events which will be organised in their country within the framework of the celebration of the 2023 edition of the European Day of Justice, in order to be able to publish them on its website and to raise awareness of them among European citizens, students and professionals of justice  (link to the form ). To this end, the CEPEJ, with the support of the European Commission, has made posters and images, that can be personalised in 23 languages, available on its website, for use on social networks.



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