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Justice and Technology in Europe

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ISBN13: 9789041116949
ISBN: 904111694X
Published: October 2001
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: £116.00

Like systems and procedures in most areas of modern society, the functioning of courts throughout the world has been enormously affected by information and communication technologies (ICT). It has become crucial for lawyers to keep pace with technical changes in judicial systems, especially in international cases where an understanding of procedural variations from one system to another could spell the difference between success and failure.;This text has been written by experts who have been engaged in the planning and implementation of ICT in the courts of their respective countries. To ensure information that is as homogeneous as possible, and to facilitate cross-border comparisons, the authors have followed a common and detailed ""blueprint"" which includes a brief description of the judicial system under discussion. Specific areas of court technology covered include case management systems, electronic filing, and electronic data interchange. Although the emphasis is on EU Member States, a general overview of ICT applications in some Latin American judiciaries is also provided.

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Foreword; G. Di Federico. Acknowledgements. Acronyms. Introduction: State of the Art, Critical Issues, and Trends of ICT in European Judicial Systems; M. Fabri. European Seminar on Court Technology: Report Structure. Part One: Developing E-Justice from Case Management Systems.
1. Approaching Integration: ICT in the Finnish Judicial System; K. Kujanen, S. Sarvilinna.
2. A Show Case for the Future: E-Justice in Austria; P. Bauer.
3. Developing New Integrated Technologies for the Future: ICT in the Irish Judicial System; J. Coyle.
4. Paving the Road for Second Generation ICT in the Norwegian Judicial System; M.S. Hagedal.
5. Assessing the Needs of a Consistent Flow of Information: ICT in the Swedish Judicial System; A. Sehlstedt, L. Grunditz.
6. How `Digital' Are Belgian Courts?; J. Dumortier, C. Goemans.
7. Re-Engineering Independence and Control: ICT in the Dutch Judicial System; A. Schmidt.
8. The Development of Case Management Systems: ICT in the Danish Judicial System; K. Bork, R. Schroeder. Part Two: Developing ICT in Centralized Fragmented Judicial Systems.
9. The First Step in a New Era: ICT in the French Judicial System; Y. Rabineau, D. Beltrame.
10. An Innovation Process Embedded in a Strict Institutional Setting: ICT in the Italian Judicial System; D. Carnevali, M.C. Di Cocco.
11. Federalism and Innovative Competition: ICT in the German Judicial System; C.F. Fitting.
12. The Technological Challenge of a Fragmented Justice System: ICT in England and Wales; J. Plotnikoff, et al.
13. Towards the Integration of Case Management and Case Law: ICT in the Spanish Judicial System; I. Sanchez, P.A. Gonzalez.
14. The Struggle for Integration in the Greek Judicial System. Issues and Recent Developments; G.O. Tsobanoglou.
15. Judicial Reform in Latin America: Towards a Strategic Use of Information and Communication Technologies; W.H. Malik. Conclusion: Dynamics of ICT Diffusion in European Judicial System; F. Contini. About the Authors.