Special Issue "Digital Justice and Law Administration"

A special issue of Laws (ISSN 2075-471X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2023 | Viewed by 411

Special Issue Editors

Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra, 3004-531 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: public administration; public policy; statistics; data analysis; social sciences; law special issue information
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Lisbon Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: administrative law; state liability; public aids; public procurement; legal technology
ENFAM—National School for the Training and Improvement of Magistrates, SCES - Trecho 3, Polo 8, Lote 9, 1º andar, Prédio do Conselho da Justiça Federal (CJF), Brasília, Brazil
Interests: law; administration of justice; legal technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Today, it has become unavoidable to study the topic of digitalization of the administration of justice, as its development allows for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the judicial system, making access to justice faster and more accessible. Additionally, it can also improve the transparency and reliability of the system, as well as the security of citizens' data.

Therefore, the following legal challenges of digitalization of the administration of justice are noteworthy: (i) ensuring that citizens' fundamental rights are protected and respected in a digital environment; (ii) ensuring that digital court proceedings are secure and authentic, and how to prevent fraud or manipulation of information; (iii) ensuring the transparency and explainability of artificial intelligence algorithms used in the administration of justice; (iv) establishing and applying civil and criminal responsibility in the use of artificial intelligence in the administration of justice; (v) ensuring the protection of personal data and citizens' privacy during the digitalization process of the administration of justice; (vi) ensuring that the digitalization of the administration of justice does not result in barriers to access to justice for certain groups of people; (vii) ensuring the integrity of the judicial process and preventing undue influence from third parties.

This Special Issue will embrace an assortment of papers presenting original, innovative, and scientific contributions to the academy, aiming to answer the following questions: how do we ensure that citizens' rights and fundamental principles are protected and respected in a digital justice environment? How do we prevent fraud or manipulation of information and ensure transparency, explainability, and administered justice in the digital mode?

Dr. Pedro Miguel Alves Ribeiro Correia
Dr. Ricardo Lopes Dinis Pedro
Dr. Fabrício Castagna Lunardi
Guest Editors

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  • digitalization of justice administration and law
  • e-justice
  • online court systems
  • legal technology
  • artificial intelligence and law
  • data protection and privacy in the legal system
  • access to justice in the digital age
  • transparency and accountability in the digital legal system
  • cybersecurity in the legal system
  • legal ethics and digitalization

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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