Our Court launched a twitter account, seeking to rebuild trust. In Argentina, the justice system is the institution with the lowest public trust. Through this account we publish every judgement, hearings, the staff resumes and the Judge's personal leaves. This is not the norm in our country and constitutes a pioneering innovation that demands deep cultural change from public servants and our users too. We improved engagement with the public and inspire other teams to deliver a more efficient service.
As a criminal court judge I felt the need to implement concrete actions to establish a new way of adjudicating in my country (Argentina) by relying on Open Government’s principles. Among some of the implemented policies, we publish all of the court's decisions, the court hearings' agenda, statistics and reports on the administration of the court and the biographical information of the court's employees. We do so by using our Twitter (@jpcyf13) and YouTube accounts.
The Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 had as an objective to be organized in an open and transparent manner. As a result, the Olympic Legacy initiative was created to ensure relevant and timely access to information to all local stakeholders in regards to the event and its organization. This platform brought open government tools at the heart of the development of a global sports event. It had a significant impact in terms of promoting open data, higher quality data standards, improved communication around the games and was a useful tool to answer citizen queries.
BA Obras is a collaborative initiative to open information on public works in the City of Buenos Aires, seeking to increase transparency in the management of public resources. It consists on a portal through which all the residents of the City can track the works in real time; so they can see what works are being done in their neighborhoods, know the dates of start and end of them, and the investment they require, while they can monitor progress.
The Government of Argentina is implementing transparency, participation and accountability in the judiciary through two flagship initiatives from the Ministry of Justice: Open Justice and Justice 2020. Open Justice is an open data portal, and Justice 2020 is a civic engagement platform. Through these initiatives, the government is seeking to improve the relationship between society and the justice sector as well as justice service delivery.