BO-ECLI (Building On ECLI) is a project financed by the European Commission under the eJustice programme.

Objectives of the BO-ECLI project are:

  • Further implementation of ECLI code and metadata in national case law repositories of eight Member States and connection of these repositories to the ESE-EEJP.
  • Analysis of existing solutions for computer based extraction of legal links (reference parsing), and development of a common infrastructure and open source software toolkit.
  • Assessment of current ECLI standard in relation to other semantic web standards, and development of ECLI 2.0.
  • Analysis of European and national legal and policy frameworks on (various aspects of) case law publication (selection criteria, data protection, open data) and drafting policy guidelines at European level.
  • Promotional acitivities (conference, website, folder, video) aimed at an increased use of the ECLI standard, both as a technical means for interoperability, and as a way of citing case law in judicial decisions, scholarly writings, and so on.