e-Justice

Commission Communication ‘Towards a European e-Justice Strategy’ was published on 30 May 2008. Since then the three EU institutions have each drafted a position on e-Justice. The most recent is the Council Multi-annual European e-Justice Action Plan 2009 to 2013.
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The three priorities in this document are:

• access to information, for example information managed by Member States in the framework of the public administration of justice, such as criminal records;
• dematerialisation of cross-border proceedings so they are done electronically; and
• electronic communication between judicial authorities, for example by videoconferencing.

The Council’s Action Plan also aims to permit a uniform authentication procedure to open up various functionalities reserved for the legal profession for which they will have differentiated access rights. Work will also be undertaken on automated translation systems.

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