Themes

Current Agenda

New technologies and their relevance to legal cooperation

In August 2023, the CJI adopted a report on "new technologies and their relevance for international jurisdictional cooperation" which includes a Guide to Best Practices in Jurisdictional Cooperation for the Americas, which recommends mechanisms to make cooperation procedures between the inter-American conventions in force more efficient, with the main aim of serving legal operators, both judges and lawyers, without prejudice to regulatory advances that may arise, in the light of technological progress.

The Guide identifies 32 rules aimed at updating jurisdictional cooperation using communication and information technologies, without modifying or replacing the existing rules within conventional, legal and regulatory texts, based on a practical interpretation of the norm.

In addressing this topic, the Inter-American Juridical Committee has examined the following background matter over the years:

  • 2023
    CJI/doc. 696/23 rev.1 New technologies and their relevance for international jurisdictional cooperation (report by the Inter-American Juridical Committee).
    CJI/doc. 696/23 Third progress report: New technologies and their relevance for international legal cooperation (report presented by Dr. Cecilia Fresnedo de Aguirre).

  • 2022
    CJI/doc. 659/22 Second progress report: New technologies and their relevance for international legal cooperation (report presented by Dr. Cecilia Fresnedo de Aguirre).

  • 2021
    CJI/doc. 647/22 First progress report: New technologies and their relevance for international legal cooperation (report presented by Dr. Cecilia Fresnedo de Aguirre).