Tuesday, 31 March 2009

European e-Justice action plan

The Council of the European Union has published a notice on a Multi-annual European e-Justice Action Plan 2009─2013, in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) 31.3.2009 C 75/1.

The project aims at developing the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) at European level in the field of justice.

Objectives worth mentioning are:

• Improved access to information in the field of justice, in particular European legislation and case law as well as that of the EU member states.

• The dematerialisation of cross-border judicial and extrajudicial proceedings, by electronic communication between a court and the parties to cross-proceedings.

• Simplifying and encouraging communication between the judicial authorities and the Member States.

• The establishment of a European e-Justice Portal, which will provide access to the whole European e-Justice system, i.e. to European and national information websites and/or services.

Ralf Grahn