Why a European Day of Justice ?



[Hanne Juncher, Head of the Justice and Legal co-operation Department explains in a few words the aim of the European Day of justice and in which way its celebration is different in 2020]

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.

The Council of Europe invites representatives from the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) to inform about their projects in their respective countries for this special day by sending back the form.

In 2020, 17 Member States have mobilised 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. 

Events by country in 2020

26th and 28th October 2020

 Bosnia and Herzegovina
30th October 2020

23rd October 2020

Beginning of October (one week events)

22 October 2020

2nd November 2020

25th October 2020

26th October 2020

29 or 30th October 2020

 North Macedonia
26th October 2020

28 November 2020

25th October 2020

 The Netherlands
23rd October and 31st October 2020

23rd October and 5th November 2020

 Slovak Republic
24th September 2020

15th October, 21th October, 22th October, 23rd October, 25th October 2020

23th October 2020



 Calendar of the forthcoming meetings 

 Activity programme

 Working groups



 Meeting reports

 CEPEJ was talked about


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