Access to justice is a human right enshrined in Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Ensuring online access to judgments increases the transparency of justice systems and public trust in these systems and contributes to consistency in case-law. The online publication of court decisions requires balancing a variety of interests (the right to personal data protection and the right to publicise court decisions to ensure the transparency of the justice system). In many countries, judicial decisions shall be anonymised (pseudonymised) before publication in virtue of legislation and regulations set at national and international levels.

The TJENI Project aims to propose methodological and technological solutions for anonymisation (pseudonymisation) of judgments for their publication and categorisation.

MAIN OBJECTIVES MAIN OBJECTIVES
  1. To foster case-law transparency and accessibility to legal professionals and general public
  2. To support improvement of consistency between national jurisprudence and human rights standards set in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights
EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND RESULTS EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND RESULTS

Strengthened rule of law, enhanced cooperation and improved mutual knowledge and understanding achieved through:

  • Understanding the issues causing problems for the consistency of judicial decisions by national judicial authorities
  • Proposing advanced tools and solutions to improve internal consistency through anonymisation (pseudonymisation) of judicial decision for their publication and categorisation
  • Improving  ability of early identification of systemic human rights issues by national judicial authorities
  • in line with the standards set by the European Court of Human Rights
KEY ACTIVITIES KEY ACTIVITIES
  • Assessment of the existing state of play, technological setup and legal framework in the partner country
  • Design of particular action plans for each partner country for piloting of the methodological and technical solutions to assist in improvement of internal consistency and transparency of judicial decision
  • Development of general methodological and technical solutions to assist in improving internal consistency and transparency of judicial decisions, early identification, information and analysis of human rights issues
  • Exchange of existing best practices in the partner countries and at the regional European level on the topics of human rights and early identification of systemic human rights issues
PARTNERS AND BENEFICIARIES PARTNERS AND BENEFICIARIES
  • Project partners are: judiciaries, case-law departments and Ministries of Justice.
  • The beneficiaries are: judges, lawyers, prosecutors, legal professionals and justice end-users.
Project News Project News

Launch of multilateral project on transparency of judicial decisions and national implementation of the ECHR

30 SEPTEMBER 2022 Strasbourg

Today, the Council of Europe launched a new project “Foster Transparency of Judicial Decisions and Enhancing the National Implementation of the ECHR” (TJENI). This multilateral project will support the transparency and accessibility of national case law with the aim to improve the consistency of...

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