On Friday 30 November, the CCBE organised a conference on “Artificial Intelligence – Humane Justice” which brought together over 400 participants at Lille Catholic University, including lawyers, Bar Presidents, law students, and artificial intelligence (AI) experts from all over Europe. The conference highlighted revolutionary changes that are taking place thanks to the emergence of AI in the field of justice. AI is promising to reduce repetitive and time-consuming tasks, speed up judicial processes, make the judge’s task easier, and make court decisions more reliable and fairer. However, the use of algorithms in the judicial system, the massive exploitation of judicial data and the use of automated machine learning systems raise many questions and constitute a real challenge for judicial institutions and lawyers. Essential principles, including the equality of arms, may be strongly impacted by the use of artificial intelligence.

The European Commission and the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018 jointly organised a conference on the effectiveness of justice systems on 29 and 30 November 2018, held in the capital city of Austria. The main aim of the conference was to highlight the independence of the judiciary, and the quality and efficiency of justice systems in the European Union and its Member States, elements that are crucial for upholding the values upon which the EU is founded, for the implementation and observance of EU law, for mutual trust between Member States, and for an investment-friendly environment.

Check out recaps of these conferences and more in the last edition of the CCBE Newsletter: CCBEInfo #77.

Source: CCBE