Justice Minister Judit Varga said the digitalization of justice and the use of artificial intelligence will take center stage at a conference of European justice ministers Hungary is organizing this week.
According to MTI, Minister Varga said the conference, which started on Tuesday, is being organized as part of Hungary’s chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE) and will allow the 38 participating countries to share their experiences in digitalization with each other. The minister said that although digitalization made administrative processes simpler, it was crucial to ensure that it did not infringe on fundamental and privacy rights.
Minister Varga said the pandemic had helped advance the digitalization of justice in Europe, adding that this proved there was untapped potential in digitalization. Meanwhile, asked about a visit to Hungary by a delegation of the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee (LIBE) last week, Minister Varga said the delegation’s assessment of the state of the rule of law in the country was part of a political witch-hunt against the country, adding that this was reflected in the makeup of the delegation. She said only two of the delegation’s three right-wing members were “truly right-wing”, adding that this meant that “they have different views on the family and the issue of migration”. “Our job is to provide the most precise legal answers possible, no matter the allegations,” Minister Varga said.
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