University, Judicial and European Court

On the 23rd February 2006, the Ministry of Justice and the University of Coimbra signed a protocol on the creation of a University, Judicial and European Court (TUJE) at the University of Coimbra.

The University, Judicial and European Court will be:
A University Court, since several university functions will be based in the TUJE: teaching of law, professional legal training, observatory of justice. The aim is to broaden experiences to improve the quality and efficiency of the legal services in Portugal.

A Judicial Court composed of judges, public prosecutors and support staff, in accordance with Constitutional and legal order, which will act as a court of first instance as in any ordinary judicial court.

A European Court, since not only it will be based on the building of the future College of Europe but also it intends to be a place to learn the judicial function at the European level. in connection with the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice.