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Across Canada, technology is disrupting the way justice is delivered. And reform will continue. Indeed, in March of this year, the Liberals tabled a massive piece of legislation to overhaul the Canadian justice system. Let’s take a look at what has happened over the past couple of years… Project Description Canada’s Civil Resolution Tribunal stole headlines back in 2016 when it began operations in British Columbia (BC). The CRT is an online civil tribunal that…
Justice Connect, an Australian charity dedicated to connecting people with legal help, has designed a new online intake tool that helps people connect to free legal help seamlessly. The tool guides users through a series of questions and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. With colourful, contrasting buttons, the tool is easy to use and so far has received overwhelmingly positive feedback. Justice Connect have perfected the magic formula of “3C” in interface…
Typically known for its Carnaval and beautiful beaches, Brazil is making waves in the world of #techjustice and its use of AI. Back in 2008, Brazil reached the fourth place in the world in the production of paper. This was the impetus behind the 100% Digital Project, which saw TJSP become paperless. Since 30 November 2015, all actions have been received digitally, it is no longer possible to submit an action by paper. Now, Brazil…
A romanticised blog by Tako Kobakhidze submitted back in 2017, introduced me to the digital transformation that has occurred at Yasamal District Court of Baku City in the Republic of Azerbaijan. The court, operational since June 2017, is one of the pioneer “smart courts” that were designed and built as part of the Judicial Services and Smart Infrastructure Project – a World Bank-supported project designed to improve access, transparency, and efficiency in the delivery of selected…
Argentina’s justice system is known to be plagued by corruption, abuse of judicial power and inefficiency. The Justice 2020 initiative seeks to tackle that. The programme encourages judicial transparency and discussion between groups including judges, lawyers, civil society organisations, and individuals. As part of the sweeping reforms, the Augusta System was developed. The System is an efficient, paperless system and reports so far show that the platform is highly accessible for both staff and citizens
Australia can be considered one of the leading jurisdictions when it comes to e-justice. Nearly all Australian courts and tribunals have an online presence and Australia has managed to secure the spot of being “first” across a number of areas: Australia’s Federal Court was the first judicial setting to put in place electronic court files, and is now seen as a global leader in how to manage digitised court documents, and NSW is set to be…
https://www.lexadin.nl/wlg/courts/nofr/eur/lxctalb.htm Although Albania has not yet launched a comprehensive suite of e-justice services*, it has made a number of steps in that direction. Their journey has demonstrated the impact a unique EU-funded project can have on the overall development of a consolidated, transparent justice system and has also highlighted issues with electronic solutions that are implemented too quickly, without regard to getting the basics right first (like proper auditing). As they get closer to joining the
I’m Emily and I am dedicating this blog to all things related to e-justice. Purpose The e-justice revolution is upon us. From Argentina to the United Kingdom, technology is disrupting the way all of us will access justice. The impact of these reform programmes cannot be underestimated. All stakeholders associated with the legal system will be affected. This intersection between justice and technology has grabbed my attention. I want to share what jurisdictions are…