UNDP and the Supreme Court of Turkmenistan partner together to Introduce E-Court

Nov 7, 2017

Ashgabat, 7 November 2017: The United Nations Development Programme and the Supreme Court of Turkmenistan work on implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan in the sphere of access to justice. The project foresees the introduction of the e-court system to optimise the workload of the local courts.

UNDP has held an introductory roundtable with the Working Group and international expert Mr. Armen Gevorkyan, to discuss the possibilities and advantages of an electronic management system in the pilot court of Kopetdag etrap of Ashgabat. 

“Electronic system of business management allows accepting and processing claims, setting deadlines and sending reminders, tracking the progress of the process, finding drawbacks and immediate solutions. Overall, an electronic system makes business process management more efficient and transparent. It is also a complicated process which requires a gradual step by step introduction,” explains Armen Gevorkyan, UNDP expert.

UNDP and the Supreme Court of Turkmenistan identified the technical and systematic capacities of the existing legal system. To test this electronic management system, UNDP and the Supreme Court identified Kopetdag court of Ashgabat where during the period of 2018-2019, it will install and pilot the e-court system. Successful implementation of the project and its results shall be introduced at the national level. 

“The idea of this project came during consultations with the Government of Turkmenistan in 2016. It was suggested to widen the use of information technologies in the courts as part of the implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan. We are happy that this project came to life with support of the Supreme Court of Turkmenistan,” stated Vitalie Vremis, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative. 

As a result of the project, all processes in the pilot court shall be managed using the new electronic system, which includes accepting claims, tracking the progress of cases and communicating solutions. The new system shall improve transparency and efficiency of the court system. 

The project is funded by the Catalytic Fund, with the financial support of the Government of Turkey and through the Funding Windows of UNDP that supports governance for peaceful and inclusive societies programmes.

Contact information

Yelena Butova

Project Manager

E-mail: yelena.butova@undp.org

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