In recent years, public authorities have begun to adopt several statutory reforms to incorporate ICT into everyday tasks of judicial systems’ actors. In the European sphere, the concept of e-justice has been mainly developed in justice administration. This publication provides comparative analysis of current practices of justice recordkeeping and the electronic tools for measuring the judicial system performance in Finland, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Spain, Germany, and England and Wales as well as an overview of the introduction of ICT in the judiciaries of Bulgaria and Poland.

This publication was part ot the Project “Tracking Progress in Strengthening the Criminal Justice Indicators for Integrated Case Management (e-Tools)” (JUST/2009/JPEN/AG/0645).



1. Introduction

2. Status and problems in the use of ICT in the judiciary in Bulgaria

3. Status and problems in the use of ICT in the judiciary in Poland

4. Electronic Tools for Criminal Justice in Finland - best practice case

5. The E-justice model in Belgium

6. Electronic tools for criminal justice in Greece: an electronic system for justice under development

7. Italy: the deployment of ICT tools to improve the effeciency of the justice system

8. The development of E-justice in Spain

9. Judicial indicators as electronic tools for measuring the effeciency of justice in England & Wales and Germany

10. Comparative overview on the effeciency of European Judicial System