The "Crystal Scales of Justice" competition, first launched in 2005, is organised annually by the Council of Europe to highlight innovative and efficient pratices used in European Courts for court organisation of for the conduct of judicial proceedings (for example, initiatives devised by a court president, a registry, a Bar) and deserving to be drawn to the attention of policy-makers and the judicial community so as to improve the functioning of the public justice system.

The prize is awarded by a jury of European legal professionals and the award ceremony takes palce within the framework of the European Day of Justice.

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The Judicial Institute for Scotland has just been awarded for an initiative entitled “The Judicial HUB”
European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice Banja Luka 23 October 2015
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The Judicial Institute for Scotland has just been awarded for an initiative entitled “The Judicial HUB”.

The 2015 European Crystal Scales of Justice prize, organised by the Council of Europe, rewarding innovative judicial practices applied by European judicial institutions, has been awarded on 23 October 2015 in Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina),  on the occasion of the main event of the European Day of Justice, in presence of Igor Crnadak, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe; Josip Grubeša, Minister of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Mato Jozic, Minister of Justice of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Anton Kasipovic, Minister of Justice of the Serbian Republic Georg Stawa, President of the CEPEJ; the jury members of the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize; and the representatives of the four shortlisted initiatives.

The Judicial HUB provides a virtual environment for training and communication for all actors of the judicial system in Scotland. (more...)

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