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The Akoma Ntoso shock: lessons learned from the introduction of legal informatics in the Hellenic Parliament

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LEX2020 Summer School
12 September 2020

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The Akoma Ntoso shock: lessons learned from the introduction of legal informatics in the Hellenic Parliament

  1. 1. 12 September 2020 Summer School LEX2020 by Dr. Fotis Fitsilis Hellenic Parliament
  2. 2.  Motivation  Parliamentary environment  XML/AKN strategy  User experience  Legal informatics systems  Re-education of parliamentary administrators 2
  3. 3.  Evolution: web 2.0web 3.0  Citizens & stakeholders going online & mobile  Artificial intelligence on the rise  Demand for G2B & G2C services  Legal document standards development  Interoperability framework  Where do parliaments stand? 3
  4. 4. 4  Separation of powers  But with links to Government & Agencies  Strong legal and procedural background  Limited technological affinity  Scattered electronic systems and services
  5. 5.  Lasting pandemic situation  Disruption of parliamentary operation (see IPU)  Advancement of digital transformation  May trigger structural changes in legal drafting and oversight processes  Legal doc standards & legal informatics systems 5
  6. 6.  State of play in the Hellenic Parliament (HeP)  (Open?) data and/or metadata  Legal drafting  Parliamentary control  Plenary minutes  Voting results  Systems in operation/planning 6
  7. 7.  ManyLaws.eu introduced LegalXML to HeP  Development of a dedicated data scheme  DCAT/ELI/AKN hybrid  Reverse engineering  Currently: published law level  Further efforts to model intermediate states in legal drafting 7
  8. 8. 8  AKN as generic legal modeling template  Adaptation in national legal order e.g. terminology and structure  Issues with interdisciplinary approach  Project management structure  HeP as a use case
  9. 9. 9  Limited technical expertise  Cooperation with multi-sector partners  Project goals not necessarily aligned with HeP’s digital strategy  Know-how and technology transfer  Leap from demonstration to production
  10. 10.  Holistic approach  Inter-institutional interfaces (Gov + Judiciary)  Development of ontological classes  Inclusive AKN scheme  Editor selection, e.g. LEOS or MS Word add-on?  Interoperability and additional services  In-line with ‘National Codification Portal’ 10
  11. 11.  Development of knowledge base  ‘Critical mass’ of employees  Several models, e.g. hire or train!  Re-education of parliamentary administrators  Cooperation with LEX Summer School  Existing MoU w. National School of Government 11
  12. 12.  Possible intro of AKN-based data schemes  Extension of current ManyLaws solution  Creation of a knowledge & expert base  Alignment with HeP’s digital strategy  Focused training of parliamentary employees and officials 12
  13. 13. 13 fitsilisf@parliament.gr https://fitsilis.gr

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