Digital Future of Justice

Foster Transparency of Judicial Decisions and Enhancing the National Implementation of the ECHR

2-day live event in Paris!

Council of Europe

What is the objective of this hackathon?

the Council of Europe TJENI project aims to involve students and researchers to harness technology for better human rights protection and contribute to raising awareness of judges, lawyers, and other legal professionals on the constantly evolving case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

How To Prepare For The Challenge

Contribute to Digital Transformation of Justice

Put your skills to the test together with your team and mentors from the Council of Europe!

Use Creativity & Code

During the event in Paris, use your creativity and work on developing digital solutions to foster human rights approach in justice

Make Human Rights Closer

People all over Europe are waiting for your contributions! Come along this 17 to 19 of November and be part of this challenge!

Get Ready With Your Team For The Live Event

Teams hailing from various corners of Europe will engage in an intense competition aimed at transforming justice through the utilisation of digital technology. This live hackathon will certainly boost innovation by involving students and researchers to facilitate the pursuit of a more human rights-based justice system for all.




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Winners of the Digital Future of Justice

Winners! – TEAM KIS-keep it simple


Our tool will solve the difficulties and inefficiencies of current HUDOC platform by visualising relevant and advanced cases related to the ECHR keywords. It is currently inefficient and time consuming to go through the cases and there is a possibility for cases to be missed due to the volume of cases. Our tool will be directed towards legal experts including judges, lawyers, and legal scholars to help them efficiently find relevant cases. However, future developments would potentially allow non-legal experts to use the tool as well.

2nd Place – TEAM LegaRO


LegaRO wishes to systematise court decisions as part of this rule of openness by maintaining adaptability through the implementation of several sub-models, taking into account the security needs raised by the sensitive nature of the matters addressed in jurisprudence, all whilst keeping in mind that such a project must be scalable in order to maintain the pace of an ever-evolving reality.

3rd Place – TEAM PolOn


The proposed solution operated by automatically analysing the content of domestic case law and categorising it, aligning it with specific convention content structured through official keywords. The outcome will be an effective and easy-to-use search engine powered by AI, where one can input any Convention article or keyword, resulting in a list of matching judgments from the national court. Looking ahead, our solution could equally categorise ECHR case law.

Prize pool!

The winner  of the event will receive €3,000.00*

The winning team will also be invited to the Cyberjustice Conference organised in Strasbourg on 24 November 2023 by the Institute des Etudes et de la Recherche sur le Droit et la Justice, Cyberjustice Laboratory, University of Strasbourg and the Council of Europe.*

The teams awarded with 2nd and 3rd place will receive
subscriptions/certificates as prizes.*

* Terms and conditions may apply.

Event Agenda

Get ready from the 17th to the 19th of November to participate in this Amazing event!

Day 1

19:00 – Registration of participants
20:00 – Welcome Dinner

Day 2

8:30  – Registration Desk
9:30 – Welcome And Introduction
10:40 – Open Tables for Discussion
11:30 –  Presentation from
12:30 – Lunch
13:30 – Start of the hacking! 
19:00 – Dinner
20:00 – Closing Day 1

Day 3

9:00  – Registration Desk 
9:30 – Teamwork With Mentors
9:30 – Workshop
12:30 – Lunch
15:00 – Demo Presentations
18:00 – Winners announcement
18:30 – Cocktail reception & networking
20:00 – Closing Day 2

Preparatory Virtual Sessions

We will have 3 live sessions before the main event, so mark your calendar!

Live Session #1

10 of November @ 10:00 AM CET

This session is dedicated to the overall idea of the Hackathon and its challenge

Live Session #2

13 of November @ 10:00 AM CET

In this session, we will speak on the structure of judicial decisions and the dataset for the Hackathon

Live Session #3

15 of November @ 10:00 AM CET

In this session, we will speak about practical arrangements for the Hackathon participants

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay for this event?

No, the event is free of charge for the teams selected for participation in this Hackathon. In addition to that, all essential expenses related to their participation (travel, accommodation, meals) are covered by the Organisers.

Where is the event going to take place?

The event will take place in the premises of the Athènes Services at 8 Rue d’Athènes, 75009, Paris, France.

What are the prizes for the winners?

The winner of the event will receive €3,000.00* and also be invited to the Cyberjustice Conference organised in Strasbourg on 24 November. The teams awarded with 2nd and 3rd place will receive subscriptions/certificates as prizes.*

Should I bring my laptop?

Every participating team will be provided with one standard workstation containing a laptop. You are, however, encouraged to bring your own laptops for a more comfortable experience.

Will the accommodation be included?

Yes, the accommodation for all participants is arranged and covered by the Organisers.

Where are we staying?

All participants will be placed in hotels in a walking distance from the Hackathon venue. You will be informed of your hotel booking details via email in due course.


Yannick Menneceur

Head of Central Division in the Directorate-General for Human Rights and the Rule of Law at the Council of Europe

Elena Yurkina

Head of Unit for Innovative Solutions for Human Rights and Justice at Council of Europe

Edouard Rottier

Judge; Member of the documentation, studies and reports department and Director of the Open data project at the French Court of Cassation

Tigran Karapetyan

Head of Transversal Challenges and Multilateral Projects Task Force Division at Council of Europe

Biljana Nikolic

Senior Project Officer, Innovative Solutions for Human Rights and Justice, DGI, Council of Europe

Stéphane Nafir-Gouillon

Judge; Head of Studies and Research at the Institute of Studies and Research on Law and Justice (IERDJ)


Øystein Flø Baste

Research Assistant at University of Oslo (Norway)

Thomas Lampert

Chair of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at Télécom Physique Strasbourg (France)

Cosmin Sterea-Grossu

Judge, Head of IT at the Romanian Superior Council of Magistracy

Enrico Francesconi

Research Director at the Legal Information Institute of the National Research Council of Italy and Policy Officer at the European Parliament

Laris Vrahimis

Lawyer and Founder of, Cyprus's leading online open access legal database

Amaury Fouret

Data Scientist, French Court of Cassation

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The Hackathon is organised under the auspices of the project “Foster Transparency of Judicial Decisions and Enhancing the National Implementation of the ECHR” (TJENI) implemented by the Council of Europe and funded by the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.

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