International Survey of Judges on the use of technologies in courts

August 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023
20 months

This is an international project on the use of technologies by judges in 15 different countries, namely Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia and United States of America. This research is being carried out by researchers who are part of the International Research Collaborative on Judicial Innovation, with the support of the Law and Society Association. The project is led internationally by Tania Sourdin from the University of Newcastle (Australia) and Brian Barry from the Technological University of Dublin (Ireland).
The project aims, through the application of an International Survey to Judges (online), to understand the attitudes and perceptions of judges in relation to the use of technologies in the courts and to develop a comparative analysis of different jurisdictions at the international level. Survey responses will be analysed at national level by country research teams. The general results will then be used for international comparative purposes. The results will be presented and discussed in a first phase in events promoted by the Law and Society Association and published in international journals.



Tania Sourdin - University of Newcastle (Australia)

Brian Barry - Technological University of Dublin (Irland)