Utilizing AI to Improve Efficiency of the Environment and Land Court in the Kenyan Judiciary: Leveraging AI Capabilities in Land Dispute Cases in the Kenyan Environment and Land Court System

Florence Ogonjo, Joseph Theuri Gitonga, Angeline Wairegi, Isaac Rutenberg
2021 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law  
The number of land disputes in Kenya continues to increase with population and economic growth. In 2013, the judiciary established the Environment and Land Court (ELC) to hear disputes relating to environment and land. Unfortunately, the ELC is plagued with the same problems affecting Kenya's other courts; chief amongst these is an extensive backlog of cases. Past attempts by the judiciary to eliminate this backlog have met with varying degrees of success. In this paper, we argue that
more » ... human abilities with AI technology is a viable means of tackling this case backlog. This paper outlines AI tools that may aid legal personnel in the ELC in performing their duties and, ultimately, reducing the number of pending cases.
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