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Digital Justice, One of Pillars of Judicial System Comprehensive Reform
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Tangier - The implementation of the basic principles of digital justice is one of the pillars of the comprehensive and deep reform of the judicial system, stressed Monday in Tangier, public prosecutor at the Court of Cassation, president of the public prosecutor's Office, El Hassan Daki.

Speaking at the opening of an international seminar under the theme "legislative basis for the digitization of judicial proceedings", Daki said that the establishment of the fundamentals of digital justice, so as to ensure the strengthening of the infrastructure of court information systems, provide secure programs related to the management of judicial proceedings, and improve the performance of the courts, is one of the pillars of the comprehensive and deep reform of the justice system, as stated in the recommendations of the Charter of the reform of the justice system and the conclusions of the report of the Ad-hoc Committee on the development model.

The official said that digitization is the cornerstone of improving the quality of justice services, strengthening judicial efficiency, reducing the time of procedures, simplifying their steps and facilitating access to justice for users, noting that the importance of digitization also contributes to strengthening the values of integrity and transparency, and improving the business climate, especially since international standards emphasize the importance of having a digital system for managing trials and complaints and access to court decisions, as a fundamental input to accelerate the pace of investment.

In the current context of health crisis, Daki praised the success of the experiment of "trial by video conference", in view of the significant positive results recorded in the proper management and settlement of cases of detainees, and the continued holding of hearings in courts to decide on the cases of detainees, so as to ensure the balance between the preservation of the right to public health, in these difficult circumstances, and the right of the defendant in detention to enjoy a public trial, in accordance with universal standards adopted as guarantees of fair trial.

He added that among the benefits of this experience are also the rationalization of expenses for the transfer of detainees to the courts and the proper management of human resources involved in the transfer operations, noting that these are indicators that reflect the significant success of the use of new information and communication technologies (NICT) in the management of procedures and judicial steps.