European day of justice 2014 - Slovenia
Two separate events are taking place:
The first event is a visit to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia
On the 24th of October 2014 students from the Law Faculty at the University of Ljubljana will visit the Supreme Court, where they will have a presentation of the Slovenian judicial system, as well as the opportunity to talk to a Supreme court judge about the vocation of a judge and his/her duties and responsibilties.
To have a better insight of the the interior of the Judicial palace the students will visit the major conference room, where joint sessions of the Supreme Court take place as well as one of the chambers where trials take place.
The second event is the publication of frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the portal of the Slovenian judiciary (http://www.sodisce.si/informacije/FAQ) on the 25th of October 2014
The Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia has published a selection of frequently asked questions relating to different aspects of judicial proceedings and court administration, which were received by the courts in the recent years, in order to facilitate and improve access of the citizens to various information on the courts.
The questions and the answers (QA), which were in the past provided directly to the citizens via email or telephone, were generalized in order to benefit a wider public. They were divided into five (5) general categories (criminal law, civil law, administrative law, labour law, general) and multiple sub-categories. Each QA is equipped with meta data (key words), which allow connections between similar or related QA, thus guiding the user toward more information on the subject of interest.
The system, as well as all individual QA, includes a disclaimer stating that the answers do not represent a legal advice or an opinion of the judiciary, but rather a collection of individual answers of informative nature in order to facilitate and improve access of the citizens to various information on the courts and judicial proceedings.
Currently, there are 225 different QA in the system, but their number is expected to grow and the quality of information to improve. The system provides an opportunity for the users to give feedback on individual QA (whether they were useful in their pursuit of information), and will allow for subsequent additions of new QA as the courts receive and answer them on an individual basis.