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Justice Forum

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In 2008, the European Commission launched the Justice Forum, a platform for consulting stakeholders on European Union (EU) justice policies, strengthening mutual trust among EU legal practitioners and promoting best practice in the justice systems of the Member States.

Members of the Justice Forum

The members of the Justice Forum are European organisations representing legal practitioners, members of the judiciary, legal academics and other practitioners active in the justice field. Representatives of the European Union Member States and the European Union institutions also attend the meetings of the Justice Forum. Currently, the Justice Forum has over 40 member-organisations and thus it indirectly involves hundreds of thousands of professionals working in the European Justice area.

Activities of the Justice Forum

The Justice Forum organises thematic meetings during which the representatives of the member-organisations express their views on newly proposed and existing justice policy initiatives and legislative instruments. So far, the following subjects have been discussed:

  • Mutual Recognition in Criminal Matters
  • Judicial Training
  • European e-Justice
  • Economic Crisis
  • Procedural Rights

Furthermore, in the framework of the Justice Forum, the European Commission - together with the Council of Europe - awards the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize for innovative practices in the justice field.

Contact us

Justice Forum
European Commission
Unit 03: General justice policies and judicial systems
Directorate-General Justice


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Last update: 18/02/2014