At the first working session, the ministers discussed accessibility to justice for people with disabilities, with the aim of ensuring the elimination of the different barriers that prevent them from using it on equal terms.
Also in light of this accessibility, they also raised the need to transform legal language to make it simpler, more comprehensible to citizens and adapted to the diversity of European societies.
“We have shared formulas so that, without renouncing technical rigour, we can make it simpler and more understandable for people with disabilities”, explained Minister Pilar Llop.
With a view to improving the accessibility of justice, the ministers shared the solutions that have been implemented in their respective countries, and brought positions closer together to generate a common and more effective response to this problem.
“The space of freedom, security and justice would be incomplete if victims were not adequately protected, even where crime is prosecuted and punished,” – Pilar Llop, Spanish Minister of Justice.
“The space of freedom, security and justice would be incomplete if victims were not adequately protected and provided with the means to restore their rights, even where crime is prosecuted and punished,” the minister explained to her European counterparts.