Why to hack a Supreme Court

20/07/2017

Versão em português disponível aqui.

Civic hacking projects using data from public institutions can support the implementation of major changes. Sometimes a single computer and some technical skills are enough. The Supreme Court in Numbers Project, which promoted deep changes in the fight against impunity, the reduction of lawsuits overload on the Supreme Court, and greater transparency in the Brazilian Judiciary, started like this. The goal of this text is to demonstrate that with the technologies that we have available today, anyone with knowledge and willingness could initiate similar projects.

Let’s look at some examples of socially desirable impacts that can be brought about by civic hacking projects.

Hacking the Supreme Court

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Pablo Cerdeira is the Head of the Center of Technology and Society - CTS/FGV and the former Rio de Janeiro's Chief Data Office