More Accessible and Service-oriented Justice

Safer, more reliable and cheaper public data – electronic and interoperable Registers

Ukraine has more than one hundred registers, administrated by different authorities, which often are not integrated, and there are no possibilities of moving from one register to another. Current legal framework does not prevent from the duplication of information in different registers. However, comprehensive, complete and reliable information in the registers is securing ownership rights, making administration services more accessible, contributing to ease of doing business.

While e-justice was advanced in Ukraine with the notable introduction of systems for courts case management, tracking performance of courts and judges, accounting and budgeting, court websites, and equipment of some courts with the audio / video recording hardware and software. Similar systems were developed at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), PPO and other justice sector stakeholders.

Comprehensive, complete and reliable information in the registers is securing ownership rights, making administration services more accessible, contributing to ease of doing business.

At the same time, given that all information systems (IS) infrastructure by definition has a limited lifecycle, permanent upgrades have not been ensured. Moreover, standardisation and sustainability requirements in conducting various upgrades have not been taken into account. Proper functioning of IS requires significant regulatory changes, better quality of rules and procedures, allocation of resources in training, additional deployment of personnel. A lack of continuous maintenance and upgrading of the systems has resulted in a rather significant level of dissatisfaction by users of these systems.

"Pravo-Justice" is going to help evolve from the current status quo first, by reviewing a top-down vision of the e-justice reform, focusing on the development of consolidated Management Information Systems (MIS), which will support the judiciary and other sector bodies in strategic planning, budget and finance, and performance management, while ensuring interoperability among the variety of justice sector actors via web-based technologies, fully electronic registers and other services.

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