European Day of Justice – 25th of October

European Day of Justice – 25th of October

What is European day of Justice

European day of justice is a symbolic day that aims to bring justice to the people and inform them about their right and laws. It is organized by European Commission and Council of Europe and its celebrated last week in October since 2003. This year it is celebrated on 25th of October.

All member States of the Council of Europe have been invited to organise events to promote the work of the Council of Europe and the European Commission to make justice more accessible and increase citizens’ trust in their judicial system.

Lady Justice and European Union flag. Symbol of law and justice with EU Flag.


The idea of a European Day of Justice was launched during the European Conference «Towards a better access to justice for the citizen» held in Brussels in October 2002. This initiative was positively welcomed by all the States represented at the 1st meeting of the European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters and at the 1st meeting of the European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ).

On 5 June 2003, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe approved the holding of this Day and it has been celebrated ever since.


Nowaday, not a lot of people know about their right and they are not well informed about civil righ, legal procedure and access to cross-border justice in the EU.

Every year, the CNUE joins in these celebrations and its members hold information sessions, court open days, legal advices from justice professionals for citizen, educational conferences, national events to describe and explain constitution, informative campaigns in media, internet and twitter, free consultations in which several thousand people, ordinary citizens, students, pensioners and business people, take part. They can obtain information, ask questions about their family and property situation and learn more about the role of the notary and the European and national institutions.