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1 European Day of Justice The crystal scales of Justice Award

2 Celebrated each year on 25 October since 2003

3 Initiatives by CEPEJ and the European Commission (Brussels)

4 Civil justice is omnipresent in the life of all citizen at work, when they get married, have children, buy goods and services

5 promote citizens awareness of their rights better understanding how justice works bring justice closer to citizen improve access to justice

6 Each member State is free to participate and to organize, e.g. - open doors - simulation of procedures - meet judges and judicial servants - information sessions

7 In 2012 the main event will take place in Vilnius (Lithuania) with a presentation of CEPEJs evaluation report

8 2011: 16 states participated different manifestations

9 The Crystal Scales of Justice Award Since 2005 organised by CEPEJ and European Commission

10 Competition to highlight innovative and efficient practised use in European courts improve the functioning of justice system

11 Competition open to : - courts - associations of legal professionals -prosecutors offices - non-governmental organisations …

12 Projects from the fields of criminal and civil justice

13 Criteria - deal with judicial procedures or court organisation - innovative practices - effectively implemented - have improved the functioning of justice - can be applied to other jurisdictions or states

14 Jury composed of 10 experts from the judicial world 1 winning project is awarded 3 other projects are given a special mention

15 Past awards 2010: Yamol Adminstrative Court (Bulgaria): clear and open communication between the Court and citizen No Crystal Scales of Justice competition has been organised in 2011

16 2009: The Central Board of Prison service (Poland): voluntary work of the convicts (helps needful people)

17 2008: Ministry of Justice (UK): Small claims mediation service (free mediation for parties wishing to settle disputes out of courts)

18 2012: 38 applications from some 18 member states

19 2012: take part in the European Day of Justice

20 Visit our website for more information and take contact with us

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