Our Institute provides international representation to the Ministry of Justice, along with other competent services and bodies in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
In this scope, the Institute ensures technological developments in the following E-justice projects in the European Union (EU):
- Interconnected insolvency registers
The project aims to improve information for creditors and courts, as well as to prevent parallel insolvency proceedings, by developing electronic registers with information on cross-border insolvency proceedings that will be posted on the European e-Justice Portal and interconnected with other member states' systems.
- Business Registry Information Systems (BRIS)
With this project, businesses will have a single European electronic access point to registers, databases, and other services, including interconnections between commercial and corporate registers.
- European Case Law Identifier (ECLI)
The project aims to consolidate the jurisprudence databases of the DGSI, the STJ and the Courts of Appeal into a single database, with publication on the European Portal of Justice to improve access to research.
- Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)
It aims to create a unique code to be used worldwide for financial transactions on the stock exchange by commercial entities that request it.
- European Car And Driving License Information System (EUCARIS)
Aims to implement a system of data exchange regarding vehicle registrations between the different national registration authorities of the member states, national authorities or between authorities responsible for prevention and investigation of traffic-related infractions.
It aims to facilitate access to courts and out-of-court proceedings in cross-border situations by updating information regarding Portuguese courts on the European Justice Portal.
It aims to facilitate access to the European cross-border small amounts procedures, reducing costs and duration. The claim form will be available by the courts and tribunals with jurisdiction over the case on relevant websites, ideally via a link to the European e-Justice Portal.
It aims at the development of a computer application for processing and managing cross-border maintenance collection procedures.
- Electronic Identification and Authentication Services (E-IDAS)
It aims to design guidelines, considering the situation in each member state and the identification of the best practices, for the optimization of cross-border electronic communications, within the scope of E-JUSTICE;
Aims at collecting cross-border evidence in civil and criminal matters, responsible for creating guides and standard practices for the use of videoconferencing;
- E-Justice Communication via Online Data Exchange (E-CODEX)
It aims to improve the access of European citizens and companies to cross-border legal resources, considering the appropriate legal procedures.
- Electronic Simple European Networked Services (E-SENS)
It aims to provide generic and reusable solutions that promote electronic interactions of citizens and businesses with the Public Administration across the EU, consolidating, improving, and extending existing eGovernment developments;
- European Informatics Data Exchange Framework For Courts And Evidence (EVIDENCE)
It aims to define best practices in the use of video-link technology in obtaining cross-border electronic evidence in criminal proceedings, harmonizing the procedure in EU member states;
It aims to improve cooperation between judicial authorities of EU countries by making the transmission of documents fast and secure, considering the EU Council Regulation on serving judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters in EU countries;
- Multichannel communication
It aims at improving practices in electronic communications in justice, in the context of judicial proceedings, namely by implementing a general legal framework for the usage of electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (E-Idas Regulation).
- Ibero-American Portal for e-Justice
In the context of the Conference of Ministers of Justice of Ibero-American Countries (COMJIB), IGFEJ, IP continues the revision of the Ibero-American Portal for e-Justice (PIAGE.org). This portal is conceived to facilitate the exchange of information and support online services and functionalities between Ibero-American states, with the development of new functionalities, facilitating the dynamics of COMJIB themes and integration of information between operators (Interoperability and Consultation Working Group), until it goes into production.