The Production and Simplification of Evidence - Enhancing Trust and Costs Reduction on Court

  • Miguel Matos
  • Duarte Duque
  • Joaquim Silva
  • Irene PortelaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 860)


To solve the problem of slow/costly and inefficiency of the e-Justice system, the TESTOR project consists of improving legal certainty, expeditious dispute resolution, and costs reduction. The objective is to simplify the production of evidence in order to be used for legal purposes. For that, the evidence (any type of digital document/file) is digitally signed by all the stakeholders (may include a solicitor/lawyer) and submitted to an online platform that creates a proof of evidence, stores and manages permissions access to the evidence. Enabling to follow and connect the proof, that can be any digital content, with the civil process. The proof, with the full range of problems that are associated with it, has to be the nerve center of the system and Justice. The material facts must be proved and this is crucial to establish the proof of value - the value of what is provable.


Proof of evidence Digital signatures Long term validation Cryptography Law 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Matos
    • 1
  • Duarte Duque
    • 1
  • Joaquim Silva
    • 1
  • Irene Portela
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do AveBarcelosPortugal

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