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The President of the Constitutional Court, Danutė Jočienė, participated in the international conference “The Rule of Law and Justice in a digital age”

09-09-2021

On 8–10, in Strasbourg (French Republic), the President of the Constitutional Court, Danutė Jočienė, took part in the international conference “The Rule of Law and Justice in a digital age”, organised by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The President of the Constitutional Court also attended a meeting with the representatives of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission).

Technological development in the last years have had a profound effect on all areas of daily life, including the work of national court systems. During the pandemic, electronic communication has allowed the judiciary to continue operating successfully and provided real opportunities to improve the quality and efficiency of activities. However, rapid technological development may also have negative consequences for the rule of law and the protection of human rights. The goal of the international conference was to discuss the emerging issues that were particularly topical for judges and the courts at their work. The participants of the conference discussed the use of artificial intelligence in the judiciary and, in particular, in judicial decision-making, shared experience about access to justice during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, considered the importance of the use of social media and the protection of the privacy of judges, witnesses, and other participants of cases in using digital technologies.

The conference was attended by leading lawyers from different European countries and the heads of national supreme courts.