The European Crystal Scales of Justice Prize was recently awarded to the French Ministry of Justice for a project titled “Simplified filing of complaints in hospital for victims of domestic violence”.
The 2021 European “Crystal Scales of Justice” prize, organized by the Council of Europe and rewarding innovative judicial practises within European judicial institutions, was presented to the French Ministry of Justice on October 1st, 2021 in Ljubljana (Slovenia), in the presence of Mr Zlatko Ratej, State Secretary at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia, and Mr Christophe Poirel, Diary of the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia (online and in-person).
The Supreme Court of Slovenia, winner of the last edition of the Prize(2019) organized the whole event.
The project “Simplified filing of complaints in hospitals for victims of domestic violence” allows investigative authorities to accept complaints directly from victims of domestic violence. This technique increases victims’ safety by providing them with a streamlined procedure that allows them to file a complaint at the exact time and location where the violence occurred. This system is anticipated to be implemented throughout France.
Representatives from the winning initiatives will be invited to give a presentation at the CEPEJ plenary conference in early December 2021.
The awarded initiatives of the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize will serve as subjects for Master 1 and Master 2 law students in Council of Europe member states and those with observer status to the CEPEJ who wish to participate in the newly launched second edition of the Junior Crystal Scales of Justice Prize, for which applications will be accepted until November 20.