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    • 25 october 2016

      European Day of Justice

    • On 5 June 2003, the Ministers' Deputies of the Council of Europe decided to launch a European Day of Civil Justice, jointly with the European Commission.
      Celebrated yearly on 25 October by member states organising a series of events in this framework, this manifestation aims to bring justice closer to citizens, to inform them on their rights through simulation of procedures and information sessions open to students, professionals of justice and general public and also through open doors to their courts.
      The Council of Europe and the European Commission invite their member states to inform them of all events organised in this context. European citizens can find out about events once the Secretariat has been notified of them.

    • 26 october 2016

      The Austrian National Holiday

    • The Austrian National Council adopted its Constitutional Law and declared its neutrality on 26th October 1955, following the departure in May 1955 of the last troops occupying Austria.The Soviets' agreed to sign the Treaty of the State on the condition that through constitutional law, Austria will "not adhere to any military alliance and will not tolerate the settlement of military bases of foreign states on its territory."
      October 26th was declared the Austrian National Holiday in memory of its restored independence and democracy.
    • 16 november 2016

      International Day for Tolerance

    • In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public.

      This action followed on the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 at the initiative of UNESCO, as outlined in the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance and Follow-up Plan of Action for the Year.

      The 2005 World Summit Outcome document (A/RES/60/1) furthered the commitment of Heads of State and Government to advance human welfare, freedom and progress everywhere, as well as to encourage tolerance, respect, dialogue and cooperation among different cultures, civilizations and peoples.