On 5 June 2003, the Ministers' Deputies of the Council of Europe decided to launch a European Day of Civil Justice, jointly with the European Commission.

Celebrated yearly on 25 October by member states organising a series of events in this framework, this manifestation aims to bring justice closer to citizens, to inform them on their rights through simulation of procedures and information sessions open to students, professionals of justice and general public and also through open doors to their courts.

The Council of Europe and the European Commission invite their member states to inform them of all events organised in this context. European citizens can find out about events once the Secretariat has been notified of them.

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Join the European Day of Justice!

Since 2004, the Council of Europe and European Union have celebrated the European Day of Justice around 25 October throughout Europe, for the benefit of European citizens, students and justice professionals.

Free information and advice days will be organised by lawyers and notaries, in partnership with the international associations representing them. The courts will also open their doors to show their work and the methods they use. In addition, seminars and round-table discussions are planned for justice professionals. Children have not been forgotten: online teaching modules on the functioning of judicial systems, drawing competitions on the theme of justice, and simulations of procedures will be offered. Already, nearly twenty events have been announced; don't miss the opportunity to take part in one of these events and to promote them around you!


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