By: Magyar Hirlap
The digitization of justice and the use of artificial intelligence will be the main topics of a conference of justice ministers that Hungary will host from Tuesday under the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of Europe, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga told M1 on Monday.
The choice of topic is all the more gratifying given that Hungary is playing a pioneering role in the digitization of the judiciary, said the Justice Minister.
The aim of the meeting, in which 38 countries will take part, is also to exchange experiences in the field of the rule of law and to promote the development of international minimum standards, he added.
Judit Varga explained that the 21st century is confronting the actors of the judiciary everywhere with the challenges of digitization and the use of artificial intelligence. Digitization makes the administration of justice easier, but it is important that fundamental rights and data protection aspects are not violated.
She pointed out that the coronavirus epidemic has greatly advanced the digitization of the judiciary across Europe and that there is no backlog of cases in Hungary, for example. “This also shows that there is still a lot of untapped potential in the digitization of the judiciary,” said the minister.
Judit Varga replied to a question from the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament on the visit of the investigation delegation in Hungary that it had made the experience that this investigation was part of a political witch hunt, which is also reflected in the composition of the delegation. Four of the seven members of the panel are left, and only one of the three members of the right wing is a “real right”, meaning they have completely different views on family and immigration.
“It is our job, regardless of the allegations, to give the most accurate legal answers,” said Varga.
This article was first published by MAGYAR HÍRLAP .