How digital is the cooperation between courts and lawyers in Europe?
Digitalisation of justice systems is an important objective to pursue as part of a new push for European democracy and in line with the political priority of a Europe fit for the digital age. Experience with the COVID-19 crisis shows the need for justice systems that function under challenging circumstances.
At present judicial proceedings – in particular in cross-border situations – still take place mostly on paper and are based on traditional transmission channels. This situation does not provide a modern access to justice in an environment that is more and more digitalised and it is detrimental for citizens and businesses.
Effective access to justice in the EU is hampered by paper exchanges and the need to be physically present. Digital technologies have the potential to make justice systems more accessible and efficient.
How digital is the cooperation between courts and lawyers in Europe? Alain Pilette, Deputy-Director Justice, DG JAI Justice and Home Affairs at the Council of the European Union will give insights to digital justice in the European Union, moderated by Sophie Martinetz, CEO at Future-Law.