DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The Justice Ministry and the Higher Institute for Applied Science and Technology on Tuesday signed two contracts for computerizing judicial and administrative work in the ministry's departments, justice palaces, courts and judicial establishments.
Justice Minister Najm al-Ahmad said that this process will help facilitate citizens' paperwork and processes, allowing all lawsuits to be scrutinized by the Judicial Supervision Department, in addition to bolstering transparency and integrity.
He said the services this process will provide will be available to all citizens, and that lawyers, judges and citizens concerned can login and view the progress of paperwork and lawsuits according to each side's clearance level and authorization.
Al-Ahmad said work will begin in the ministry and select courts in Damascus then it will be applied across the country simultaneously within no more than a year, adding that the computerization of judicial work relies on the experience launched by the ministry and the UNDP in Daraa province.
He noted that this project will be carried out by local skills and at a lower cost than the offers presented by foreign companies and in a shorter timeframe.
Al-Ahmad also said that computerization will protect lawsuits and paperwork from vandalism which is taking place in some areas due to terrorism.