Guidelines  |  ,   |  December 4, 2018

CEPEJ: European Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems and their environment

Guidelines prepared by The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) of the Council of Europe. Adopted at the 31st plenary meeting of the CEPEJ (Strasbourg, 3-4 December 2018). 79 pages.

Acknowledging the increasing importance of artificial intelligence in our modern societies, and the expected benefits when it will be fully used at the service of the efficiency and quality of justice, the CEPEJ formally adopts the 5 fundamental principles entitled “European Ethical Charter on the use of AI in the judicial systems and their environment”.

  1. Principle of respect of fundamental rights: ensuring that the design and implementation of artificial intelligence tools and services are compatible with fundamental rights;
  2. Principle of non-discrimination: specifically preventing the development or intensification of any discrimination between individuals or groups of individuals;
  3. Principle of quality and security: with regard to the processing of judicial decisions and data, using certified sources and intangible data with models conceived in a multi-disciplinary manner, in a secure technological environment;
  4. Principle of transparency, impartiality and fairness: making data processing methods accessible and understandable, authorising external audits;
  5. Principle “under user control”: precluding a prescriptive approach and ensuring that users are informed actors and in control of their choices.

Interview with Georg Stawa, President of the CEPEJ about the European Ethical Charter on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems.
Runtime 3 minutes
Interview with Stéphane Leyenberger, Executive Secretary of the CEPEJ:.
Runtime 5 minutes.

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