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The CEPEJ presented its work on the digital transformation of European judicial systems at the Conference of Ministers of Justice of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe on 14 and 15 October 2019 [more information]

The European Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems The European Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) of the Council of Europe has adopted the first European text setting out ethical principles relating to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in judicial systems.

The Charter provides a framework of principles that can guide policy makers, legislators and justice professionals when they grapple with the rapid development of AI in national judicial processes.

Since then, the Ethical Charter has become a reference in the field of artifical intelligence in judicial systems. It has been presented worldwide and received a huge media coverage.

The Ethical Charter is available in French, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian and will soon be available in Chinese.


Implementation plan

The CEPEJ published a draft action plan to ensure a wider dissemination and implementation of the European Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in judicial systems and their environment


 

Project for the certification of artificial intelligence products in the light of the principles of the European Ethical Charter of the CEPEJ

Following the adoption of the European Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems and their environment in December 2018, the CEPEJ is currently exploring the feasibility of a certification mechanism for AI products used in judicial systems with regard to the Charter. This work will be aimed at public decision-makers, who will be able to use specific assessment criteria to evaluate AI tools and services, as well as the private sector, which is currently leading the development of AI tools and services, which would benefit from methodological and operational advice on how each principle of the Charter should be applied. This work will be launched during a CEPEJ expert meeting, which will take place in Athens on 23 September 2019 and in which the "Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers" and the European University Institute will also participate.

Link to the draft agenda of the experts meeting of 23 September 2019


Media

A lot of resources are available on the CEPEJ website, videos of interviews and conferences or presentation sessions and explanation of the work of the CEPEJ in the field of artificial intelligence, presentations made during conferences and study sessions, the CEPEJ newsletter about artificial intelligence, CEPEJ tools etc.