The European Day of Justice is celebrated every year around 25 October. It is jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Commission.
To this end, the member States of the Council of Europe have been invited to organise events to promote the work of the Council of Europe and the European Commission to make justice more accessible and increase citizens' trust in their judicial system.
16 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.
The Crystal Scales of Justice Prize will also be 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 in respect of fundamental rights.
All the programmes of the different countries are available on the CEPEJ website.