Francesco Contini

Research director

Based in:

+39 051 2756227





My research explores judicial systems’ evolution, focusing on digital transformation, managerial innovations, and the quality of justice. My activity is complemented by collaborations with NGOs, international organisations and technical assistance providers to promote judicial reforms. I have worked in Europe, Africa, and Asia on projects managed by UNODC, WB, IADB, COE and GIZ.

Selected publications

Norm, normal and disruption: The role of law, knowledge and technologies in normalizing social life
Special issue edited by Richard Mohr, Patrícia Branco, Francesco Contini
Oñati Socio-Legal Series Vol. 12 No. 3 (2022)

Artificial Intelligence and the Transformation of Humans, Law and Technology Interactions in Judicial Proceedings
Law, Technology and Humans 2, no. 1 (2020): 4-18.

Digital Technologies for Better Justice. A Toolkit for Action
With Antonio Cordella,
Washington DC: Inter-American Development Bank (2020)

The Elusive Mediation between Law and Technology. Undetectable Errors in Ict–Based Judicial Proceedings
With Giovan Francesco Lanzara,
In Tools of Meaning, edited by P. Branco, N. Hosen, M. Leone and R. Mohr, 39-66 Canterano Roma: Aracne Editrice (2018)

Handle with Care. Assessing and Designing Methods for the Evaluation and Development of the Quality of Justice
Bologna: IRSIG-CNR (2017).

Law and Technology in Civil Judicial Proceedings
With Antonio Cordella,
in Oxford Handbook of Law and Technology Regulation, edited by R. Brownsword, E. Scotford and K. Yeung, 246-68. Oxford: OUP (2016)

The Circulation of Agency in E-Justice. Interoperability and Infrastructures for European Transborder Judicial Proceedings
With Giovan Francesco Lanzara (eds.)
Springer, (2014)

ICT and Innovation in the Public Sector
With Giovan Francesco Lanzara (eds.)
Palgrave Macmillan, (2009)

Judicial Evaluation. Traditions, Innovations and Proposals for Measuring the Quality of Court Performance
With Richard Mohr
Saarbrücken: VDM, (2008)

Reconciling Independence and Accountability in Judicial Systems
With Richard Mohr
Utrecht Law Review 3, no. 2, 26-43 (2007)

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