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N. 3 - 15 feb 2012
ISSN 2037-4801

International info   a cura di Cecilia Migali


E-Codex: a large scale pilot in the domain of e-justice  

Within the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (Cip), the Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (Ict-Psp) is part of the European Union effort to exploit the potential of the new information and communication technologies.
E-Codex (e-Justice Communication via Online Data Exchange) is the first European Cip-Ict Psp Large Scale Pilot in the domain of e-Justice. It aims at improving the cross-border access of citizens and businesses to legal means in Europe as well as to improve the interoperability between legal authorities within the Eu. Started in December 2010, the project will end in December of 2013 and it is coordinated by the Justizministerium des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (Jm Nrw) Germany. It is carried out by 19 partners either being or representing their national ministries of justice of 15 European countries, plus the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (Ccbe) and the Conseil des Notariats de l'Union Européenne (Cnue) and the National Research Council of Italy (through two of its institutes - the Research Institute on Judicial Systems Irsig-Cnr and the Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques Ittig-Cnr). Unlike the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), which focuses on R&D and the generation of new knowledge and ideas, the Cip program is directed toward realizing functioning applications.

Research in the e-Justice field has shown how Ict design and innovation is a complex task, especially when the scope of the system being created crosses the border of a single institution. Indeed, many Eu countries have experienced difficulties ranging from delays to never ending design or piloting stages to more or less openly declared failures. This situation is related to several factors such as technological, organisational, normative, governance and their intertwining.

E-Codex has taken the challenge to confront such factors on a level never tackled before in the justice domain, in order to develop and implement an information infrastructure for Eu e-Justice. This will provide an exceptional opportunity for researchers and scholars in several fields, such as Eu and national legal studies, information systems, semantic, organization and governance to study such phenomenon and to analyse and learn from such experience.
Furthermore, the project aims to develop true operational electronic services supporting cross border legal procedures including European Payment Order (Epo), small claims, European Arrest Warrant (Eaw), Secure cross-border exchange of sensitive data, and mutual recognition of financial penalties. The pilots involve a broad range of technologies including information security, secure electronic identities, e-delivery and semantic technology which are needed to the pilots are scheduled to start in December 2012 and run for 12 months.

Fonte: Marco Velicogna, Istituto di ricerca sui sistemi giudiziari, Bologna, tel. + 39 051 275 62 31, email marco.velicogna@irsig.cnr.it

Per saperne di più: - www.ecodex.eu/