Global framework on the development of digital services in the field of justice is being developed under the supervision of the Court Administration of Latvia

On 26 March of the current year the first meeting of the expert work group established by the Court Administration of Latvia and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was held in Lisbon in order to discuss the basic elements of the global framework.

Development of technologies in the area of justice is broadly discussed, when talking about access to justice in the OECD Member States and globally. Special attention was paid also to the issues within the framework of the round table discussions of OECD on the approach to justice, which were held in Riga, on 5 - 6 July of the current year, when Riga Declaration was approved, highlighting directions for further work of the OECD in the area of justice. The meaning of justice was marked in an immediate manner within the framework thereof, developing access of inhabitants and entrepreneurs to court.

Taking into account the above mentioned, the discussion was commenced under the supervision of the Court Administration of Latvia within the framework of OECD, by discussing the ways in which open data, artificial intellect, business intelligence and other tools may mobilize and improve the judicial services, being provided to inhabitants on the daily basis. Discussions take place on the risks and advantages, when using modern technologies, as well as the ways how to gain bigger benefit from the use of technologies and to reduce the negative impact thereof.

It is planned to develop a global framework, regulating access with regard to digitalisation of judicial services. Development of the framework will take place under the management of the Court Administration of Latvia during the next two years, involving representative of the OECD countries and experts of the field.

In a long term perspective it could give a reply to the question, how to use technologies in the most appropriate way, as well as mark boundaries and priorities for modernisation of the judicial sector in the OECD countries and globally for the upcoming years.