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The ‘E-SUD’ information system, developed jointly by UNDP and the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, has been presented to the Zangiota inter-district civil court. The information system’s presentation is part of the ‘Implementation of ICT into the Courts’ Activities is an Important Factor for Increase Justice Efficiency: The Progressive Experience of Foreign Countries’ international seminar, to take place in Bukhara on the 18th of September, 2013.
The information system has been developed in accordance with the Decree of the President of Uzbekistan ‘On Measures for the Fundamental Improvement of Social Protection of the Judiciary’ from the 2nd of August, 2012, which supports the wide implementation of ICT activities in civil courts.
The ‘E-SUD’ system will fulfill a number of roles within the court system. The system will simplify applications to courts, introduce paperless document flow, increase court transparency and improve communication between parties. The system will also allow for simplified document e-filing, case status tracking in courts, and the receiving of judicial summons and procedural documents.
The system will allow legal workers to familiarise themselves with decisions and hear cases online, will provide case change updates, and will simplify the creation of procedural documents. It will allow judges and court staff to prepare monthly court reports, will decrease document processing, court visits and appointed hearings, and will increase court transparency.
The presentation of the ‘E-SUD’ system will be attended by representatives of the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, members of the senate and Legislative Chamber MPs, and representatives of the Ministry of Justice, law enforcement bodies, international organisations and other partners. International experts from Malaysia, Korea, the US, Estonia and Germany will also be in attendance.
Based on the presentation results, proposals for the application of ICT in court activities and to further improve civil proceedings will be discussed.