Judges and prosecutors will promote legal education in schools.

English Section / 2 octombrie

Judges and prosecutors will promote legal education in schools.

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Good information represents the first step for young people towards respecting the law, helping them understand their rights and obligations. Hundreds of judges, prosecutors, assistant magistrates, and court clerks from the country will voluntarily engage in promoting legal education in schools, high schools, and universities, announced the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM). According to the CSM, these activities are carried out within the framework of the collaboration protocol on legal education that the Council concluded last year with the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Education, the High Court of Cassation and Justice, the Prosecutor's Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, and the National Union of Romanian Bars. A total of 276 judges have been designated by the CSM's Judges Section to participate in promoting legal education among students, students, and teachers in primary, secondary, and university education in Romania. The aim of this project is to increase awareness of the ways to defend rights and fulfill obligations of citizens and, correspondingly, strengthen their capacity to identify situations in which their rights are violated and to use relevant mechanisms for protecting these rights, as stated in the CSM's press release. The project will also involve 58 prosecutors, 78 court clerks, legal experts, and legal assistants, as well as 16 assistant magistrates from the High Court of Cassation and Justice. According to the CSM, legal education activities in pre-university educational institutions and university environments include, among other things, constitutional law, the organization and functioning of the judicial system, basic elements of civil and criminal law, forms of legal liability, and aspects related to the prevention and combatting of corruption. Legal information materials of interest to teachers, students, high school students, and university students, including in terms of the development of legal education programs and manuals, will be created and distributed through the websites of the public institutions involved in the project. Additionally, judges, prosecutors, specialists from the Ministry of Justice, and other legal practitioners participating in the project will provide presentations on various topics of interest in educational institutions. Visits by students and students to the courts, prosecutor's offices, the Ministry of Justice, or other relevant public authorities or institutions in the field of justice are also planned, and legal education events will be organized.