Open justice is a growing movement to use new technologies, including big data, digital platforms, blockchain and more, to improve our legal system by making the workings of our legal institutions easier to understand, scrutinize and, we hope, improve. Thanks to new tools the opportunity to make improvements has never been greater. This course is designed to help the public entrepreneur – passionate individuals like you. Whether you are a lawyer, a judge, a technologist or just a concerned citizen – the course will help you to use new technologies to take action to increase efficiency, improve equity, fight corruption and enhance legitimacy in the third branch of government.
Instead of long lectures, this online course consists of ten short modules which will serve as brief introductions to different aspects of open justice. These ‘mini-lectures’ of ten minutes each are combined with interviews with leading practitioners from around the world who are collecting the data, conducting the analysis, creating the apps, and building the movement that helps us all to better know and assert our rights.
We wish to acknowledge the Commission of the Mexican Federal Electoral Court as the founder of this MOOC.