Rethinking Processual Law: Towards Cyberjustice
The purpose of the Towards Cyberjustice project is to identify and develop concrete solutions for problems affecting administration of justice (costs, delays, complexity, etc.). To achieve this, it suggests re-engineering justice procedures using information and communications technologies. Given the complexity of this process, the project will first have to ascertain the traditional foundations of today’s justice system, taking into account all of its aspects (legal, political, cultural, psychological, etc.). The goal is to describe the constraints and obstacles associated with networking justice procedures. Once all the information has been gathered, project researchers will be able to determine the degree to which computerization will be able to improve the efficiency of the justice system and make it more accessible. Moreover, the knowledge acquired in the framework of the project will facilitate the integration of technologies into the justice system, ensuring respect for today’s traditions and professional practices, in cooperation with all stakeholders in the legal community (individuals concerned, lawyers, judges, the government, etc.). The project brings together a team of researchers from different branches of social sciences, which makes it possible to obtain an overview of the socio-political context surrounding the justice system. Team members are divided into three groups working on different aspects of the project.