The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

European Day of Civil Justice

25 October 2009




The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia on 23rd October, 2009 is chairing a round table on the „Experiences in application of the Free Legal Aid Act“ in order to celebrate the European Day of Civil Justice. The Free Legal Aid Act, in force as of 1st of February 2009, is aligned with the EU acquis as well as the other key International Legal Documents (i.e. Article 6 para. 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights, Resolution (76) 5 on Legal Aid in Civil, Administrative and Commercial Matters, Resolution (78) 8 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on Legal Aid and Advice, Directive of the European Commission 2003/8 and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (2000/C; 364/01; Nice, 7/12/2000)).

The event will consist of various sessions related to the topic (experiences and comparative practice). Different sessions will be run by prominent field experts.




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2008 Programme
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2006 Programme

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