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Towards e-Justice: European and National Experiences

Towards e-Justice: European and National Experiences Our Legal Intern, Luca Brocca, writes about e-Justice and how technology both improves and hampers access to justice by investigating legal precedents at both national and EU level Technology can increase the efficiency and transparency of the justice system and make it easier for individuals to access justice. However, it also risks undermining access to justice for some (e.g., those without the Internet) if it completely replaces traditional processes.The term ‘e-justice’ encompasses a wide range of initiatives, including the filing of online lawsuits, the provision of online information (including case law), the use of…

Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

Access to Justice in Environmental Matters Our legal intern Luca Brocca writes about access to justice in environmental matters, the main legal instruments that protect it, and the obstacles to its implementation, through the analysis of concrete cases that illustrate the state of affairs in this area. According to international and European human rights law, the concept of access to justice obliges states to guarantee every individual the right to turn to a court – or, in certain circumstances, to an alternative dispute resolution body – to obtain a remedy when it is determined that the individual’s rights have been…