'The Future of E-Justice in the EU and New Technologies in the Service of the Judicial System' Conference, Sofia

A two-day forum 'The Future of E-Justice in the EU and New Technologies in the Service of the Judicial System' took place under the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 14-15 May 2018; and was jointly organized by the Ministry of Justice and the European Commission. The event is attended by experts from all EU Member States, representatives of Europol, Eurojust, the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU and the European Commission. Alexandra Tsvetkova, Director of LIBRe Foundation, was among the invited representatives from Bulgaria, given her active participation in the field of e-Justice in recent years.

The event discussed the preparation of the new EU e-Justice Strategy and Action Plan for 2019-2023, the possibilities of introducing artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques in the work of the judiciary as well as the further development and future institutionalization of infrastructure developed by the e-CODEX consortium, currently used by a total of 14 Member States. The platform for digital exchange of judicial information and documents e-CODEX provides secure and easy access to cross-border justice for citizens, businesses and lawyers in Europe.

The second day of the conference was dedicated to the development of an electronic evidence exchange platform in service of judicial authorities and the cooperation with third parties and information society service providers in criminal investigations. During the morning session the EVIDENCE2e-CODEX project, implemented in partnership with LIBRe Foundation, was also presented - its conception and the expected results, as well as its compliance with the EC agenda towards improving the development of e-Justice.

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