The issue of digitalization of courts was discussed

friday 18 september 2020

An international scientific-practical conference on "Current issues of digitalization of the judiciary" was organized with the initiative of the Tashkent State University of Law.

The conference was held online through the ZOOM platform in cooperation with the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Supreme School of Judges under the Supreme Council of Judges. It included representatives of a number of state judicial bodies, namely the Academy of General Prosecutor's Office, the Chamber of Advocates, the Academy of MIA, the Lawyers' Training Center, Research Institute on Legal Policy under the Ministry, the Center for Development Strategy, “Regional Dialogue” INGO as well as professors of the Grodno State University named after Yanka Kupala and TSUL took part.

The event focused on the work being done in the country to improve the work of courts, the introduction of information and communication technologies in them.

It was noted that the measures taken in recent years to widely introduce modern technologies in the activities of the courts have allowed to liberalize access to the courts, to ensure openness and transparency in their activities, to achieve justice. However, in the international ranking of the country on the index of the rule of law - 92nd place, including the indicator "Civil Justice" - 72nd, the indicator "Criminal Justice" - 66th place indicates that digital technologies should be applied to this system.

The Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated September 3, 2020 "On measures to digitize the activities of the judiciary" sets a number of tasks to address the problems in this area.

The resolution sets the task of introducing information and communication technologies at every stage of the courts, - said R. Hakimov. It is now possible to participate in court proceedings online, apply to the court and perform many similar services electronically.

Also, on January 1, 2022, all public authorities, obligations and economic management bodies, lawyers will be engaged in the submission of claims to the courts, applications and complaints, petitions in electronic form. All this saves time and helps prevent paperwork.

During the conference, the issues of studying and applying the experience of developed countries in the introduction of information and communication technologies in electronic access to the courts were discussed.

Opinions of experts and experts on the topic were heard. Many suggestions were made to address the challenges and recommendations were made to further improve the branch.

Department of Public and Media Relations

Tashkent State University of Law