Working group meeting in Amman: Digitalisation efforts within criminal proceedings and evaluation of the project with participants from the Jordanian Ministry of Justice and Judicial Council.
Working group meeting in Amman: Digitalisation efforts within criminal proceedings and evaluation of the project with participants from the Jordanian Ministry of Justice and Judicial Council.
Jordan

The last working group meeting was held on 5 and 6 December 2023 in Amman, marking the conclusion of the Federal Foreign Office-funded project "Promoting legal certainty: Supporting criminal law reforms in Jordan (2020-2023)".

The focus of the first day of the seminar was on the digitalisation efforts of the Jordanian judiciary to increase the efficiency of Jordanian criminal proceedings.

Electronic criminal file, artificial intelligence

The German working group of the project presented the efforts of the judiciary to digitalise its investigative work and its practical implementation in Germany. The focus here was on electronic criminal files and the use of artificial intelligence. They discussed how the latter can be used in criminal proceedings in order to achieve an increase in efficiency in court proceedings, for example in the case of class actions with similar or identical facts.

Digital documentation in criminal proceedings

The speakers also discussed the digital documentation of the main criminal trial and current developments in the German draft of a main trial documentation law.

Mizan" system

The Jordanian speakers presented the current status of the digitalisation of their criminal proceedings and explained the "Mizan" system. This is a digital platform with which members of the judiciary can work and which is intended to speed up court proceedings.

Review of the project results

The second day of the working group meeting was dedicated to evaluating project implementation since 2020. The final recommendations of the German experts were made on the basis of international comparative law standards and taking into account the needs formulated by the Jordanian cooperation partners and participants.