The Impact of Covid-19 on the Digitalization of Justice in the European Union

Document Type : Original Article

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Lawyer, Lecturer, Author, Law School University of Zagreb, Croatia

Abstract

The digitalization of justice and digitalization, in general, is a priority of the European Union (EU) for the digital age. When the pandemic of coronavirus started, the cross-border court procedures were in paper format and hearings were held in person. COVID-19 brought changes faster because it wasn't possible to continue the cross-border court procedures that way, during the strong waves of the pandemic, because of the health protection measures. So, the procedures started digitally in some European Union (EU) countries. Every government in the EU and worldwide had to act quickly and bring new court procedures and regulations. Then, courts and the Member States (MS) Bars had/have to implement these regulations in their rules. As it is known, attorneys at law represent clients in court. So many things had to be set to have a cross-border digital hearing.

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Volume 3, Issue 6
October 2022
Pages 1-11
  • Receive Date: 04 September 2022
  • Revise Date: 03 October 2022
  • Accept Date: 03 October 2022
  • First Publish Date: 03 October 2022