ICT has triggered a new way of discussing lawmaking in general terms. If we focus on the justice system, it is evident that technologies have impacted over judicial systems on different levels, such as working conditions, management, and judicial decision-making. In many cases legal, cultural and practical resistance emerged against the digitalisation process, not as a mere preservation of the status quo against any changes, rather as a call to safeguard and protect the rule of law principles.
In order to discuss how far digitalisation may run, the book by E. Longo address three dimensions: the dematerialisation of judicial process, the alternative forms of dispute resolution and the future challenges of judicial process, taking into account the use of AI, and its risks and benefits, as a predictive justice tool. The participation of experts and practitioners working in this field will be an occasion to develop further the challenges ahead.
Chair: Federica Casarosa - EUI
Giovanni Sartor - EUI
Irina Carnat - Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Gianluca Grasso – Italian Judicial School
Erik Longo – University of Florence