“Digital Justice” were the keywords of a new format of the Münster student initiative recode.law. The initiative hosted a virtual online conference on September 3rd and 4th – the “Digital Justice Conference 2020”. The ITM also been involved.
Over the course of two days, renowned representatives from the fields of justice, politics and science discussed in lectures and discussion panels the opportunities and hurdles of digital justice, private online dispute resolution and the use of AI in the field of justice.
Professor Thomas Hoeren from the ITM focused in a lecture on the “courtroom of the future”. The basis was the findings from the legal-architectural-interdisciplinary project which he led in the winter semester 2019/20. He also addressed recent developments in the debate, such as the thesis paper of the working group on the modernization of the ZPO of the presidents of the High Courts (OLG). In addition to Professor Hoeren, the conference was also attended for example by Professor Gisela Rühl (University of Jena), Professor Reinhard Gaier, former Justice at the Supreme Court, and Dr. Thomas Dickert, editor-in-chief of the aforementioned thesis paper.
The lecture of Prof. Hoeren can now also be viewed here.
If you want to learn more about the conference as a whole, it is a great idea to listen to this podcast (German).