The Council of Europe’s European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) has adopted an action plan on digitalisation for a better justice for 2022-2025, aiming at reconciling the efficiency of new technologies and the respect of fundamental rights. This action plan sets the major orientations of the CEPEJ, whose main objective is always to place the user at the centre of the concerns, even in a digitised environment or in the course of digitalisation, by providing the user effective and quality public service of justice. These orientations are articulated around major axes aiming at ensuring that justice is always transparent, collaborative, human, people-centred and accessible, enlightened, and finally responsible and responsive.
The CEPEJ has also adopted a revised roadmap for ensuring an appropriate follow-up of its European Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems and their environment.
Finally, the CEPEJ has adopted guidelines on electronic court filing (e-filing) and digitalisation of courts, the revised SATURN Guidelines for judicial time management and its activity programme for 2022 and 2023.
Artificial intelligence in judicial systems: new action plan on digitalisation for a better justice