This month's In Focus centres around e-Justice. This is an important issue for the EU currently as it tries to enhance the effectiveness of legal proceedings and the timely delivery of justice for its citizens.

Various legislation is being discussed by the EU in relation to providing a comprehensive e-Justice system, which will be able to tackle to challenge of the increasing use of electronic communication among all those involved in judicial activities.


European Commission looks to modernise civil justice cooperation


On 31 May 2018, the European Commission released a statement outlining its proposals to modernise and digitalise EU civil judicial cooperation for cross-border civil and commercial cases in the EU, and in particular the service of documents.

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