As the adoption of new technological tools progress among several sectors of government, an increasing relevant question is to understand to what extend openness and transparency can be affected by this new scenario. There is strong evidence that digital technologies can foster efficiency, effectiveness and inclusiveness of judicial systems, particularly, in developing countries. At the same time, the adoption of innovative technologies based on artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain also poses opportunities, risks and ethical challenges to legal decision-making in the context of the judicial systems globally, always having as ultimate goal the enhancement of Rule of Law and the protection and promotion of human rights.
The main objective of the session is to discuss how the adoption of digital technologies in Ibero-American countries can improve judicial systems by making legal institutions more efficient, transparent and accountable. Among the topics covered is how digitalization can foster access to justice, openness, transparency and better policies taking on concrete experiences of recognized justice sector institutions from the region.
The event will be structured as an interactive event. It will consist of three segments: