Marco Fabri is research director at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Bologna branch. He researches and publishes in the areas of judicial administration, justice reform, court and case management, courts and public prosecutors’ governance and organisation, information and communication technology in the justice system, always with a comparative perspective.
He has coordinated several European research projects on the administration of justice and has served as a scientific expert for institutions such as the Council of Europe, the Court of Justice of the European Communities, the World Bank, OSCE, the Italian Higher Judicial School, the Italian Ministry of Justice. As an expert of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), and its SATURN Centre, he took part in the development of CEPEJ tools on time management, timeframes, efficiency of courts, case weighting, and participated in co-operation projects in Portugal, Croatia, Latvia, Slovakia, Albania, and Kosovo.
Simone BenvenutiBoard member
Simone Benvenuti is Associate Professor in Comparative constitutional law. He earned his PhD in Theory of the State and comparative political institutions at University of Rome La Sapienza. He has then been Marie Curie Fellow at Central European University (Budapest) and worked as a researcher at Judicial Studies Institute of Masaryk University (Brno) on an ERC project on judicial self-governance . His research focuses on constitutional processes from a comparative perspective, on digital democracy and on judicial organization. He wrote extensively on these topics in national and international journals and authored two books on the Italian and French judicial councils and on the Europeanization of national Parliaments in Central and Eastern European Countries.
Alina OntanuBoard member
Elena Alina Ontanu is Assistant professor at the Department of Private, Business and Labour Law, at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) and a lawyer with the Bucharest Bar Association (Romania). Before joining Tilburg Law School, she was Assistant professor or Private International Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Alina carried out her PhD research at Erasmus University Rotterdam on cross-border debt-recovery in EU.
Alina often works on multidisciplinary projects, conducting comparative and empirical research, and has acted as expert and trainer for several European organisations. Her research interests focus on digitalisation and cyberjustice, techno-legal platforms, data ownership and AI accountability, access to justice in a transnational setting, alternative dispute resolution, and quality of justice.
Caroline Expert-Foulquier is an associate professor of public law at the University of Limoges in France. She is a member of the research centre called Observatoire des Mutations Institutionnelles et Juridiques (OMIJ) in French specialised in Justice Administration. She is currently working intensively on her “habilitation to direct research” on the theme of the Supreme Court Manager Model and the Rule of Law. She is secretary general and treasurer of the association.
Anne WallaceBoard member
Dr Anne Wallace is an Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. She has served in a number of senior leadership and administrative roles in Law Schools, including head of school, associate dean and professorial appointments at the University of Canberra, Edith Cowan University and La Trobe University.
Over the past 25 years, she has researched and published in a variety of areas of judicial administration, including the use of technology in courts, courts and social media, court safety, judicial workload, and public trust and confidence in courts.
Alexandra TsvetkovaBoard member
Alexandra Tsvetkova is a founder and managing director of LIBRe Foundation. She holds a Bachelor and Masters of Informatics and, since 2008, has been actively supporting the public sector in making strategic decisions and management of current policies in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) and development of the law as a whole at national and European level. In recent years, her practice has been mainly focused on the legal aspects in the use of ICT in the work of the government and the judiciary – electronic identification, information management and privacy, e-governance, e-justice, complex administrative services and organizational development at the central level, public procurement, etc.; and a number of strategic and legislative initiatives in these areas have been implemented with her participation.
Currently, she teaches ‘Responsible AI: Ethical, Legal, Social and Economic (ELSE) Aspects’ at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University (2018-ongoing).
The Justice Administration Research Association, based in Limoges, France, is an independent not-for-profit scientific association that aims to develop an international network of academics, policymakers, and professionals working in the justice administration sector. The association was founded in the spring of 2021 by a group of scholars including Marco Fabri (National Research Council of Italy), Caroline Expert-Foulquier (Université de Limoges), and Andreas Lienhard (Competence Center for Public Management, University of Bern).