Kenya’s Courts Go Completely Paperless

Kenya’s courts go completely paperless. Chief Justice Martha Koome just recently announced that Kenya’s courts will on July 1, 2024, go paperless.

Kenya’s Courts Go Paperless

Kenya’s Courts Go Paperless

In a significant stride toward modernizing its legal system, Kenya has bid farewell to the era of printing legal documents and embraced electronic filing (e-filing). This shift is poised to revolutionize the accessibility and efficiency of the country’s legal processes.

But the innovations don’t stop there. Kenya is rolling out the Causelist Portal, a user-friendly platform designed to streamline access to case dockets for lawyers and other involved parties. With this portal, stakeholders can easily view the schedule for each day’s proceedings, enhancing transparency and facilitating better preparation for legal matters.

At the helm of these technological advancements is Chief Justice Koome, who is spearheading a transformative agenda aimed at enhancing productivity, automating procedural workflows, and democratizing access to justice across Kenya. Her vision entails leveraging technology to empower citizens and ensure the swift and fair resolution of legal disputes.

The Newly Launched Data Tracking Dashboard

Adding to the array of digital tools is the newly launched Data Tracking Dashboard, a sophisticated system enabling court officials to monitor the progress of cases as they navigate through the legal system. Beyond mere tracking, this dashboard serves as a powerful analytical tool, pinpointing bottlenecks and shedding light on the factors contributing to case delays.

One notable feature of the Data Tracking Dashboard is its ability to identify the locations of specialized courts, particularly those handling sensitive cases such as those related to sexual and gender-based violence. By leveraging data-driven insights, the judiciary can strategically allocate resources and support vulnerable populations more effectively.

Kenya’s Commitment to Leveraging Technology for Justice

Moreover, Kenya’s commitment to leveraging technology for justice extends to its efforts in combatting sexual offenses. In 2023, the country launched a Digital Sex Offenders Registry. Thus marking a significant step forward in its quest to protect citizens and hold perpetrators of sexual crimes accountable.

Kenya’s Proactive Approach to Harnessing Technology for the Betterment of Its Legal System

Collectively, these initiatives underscore Kenya’s proactive approach to harnessing technology for the betterment of its legal system. By embracing digital transformation, the country is not only enhancing efficiency and transparency. But it is also reinforcing its commitment to upholding the rule of law and safeguarding the rights of its citizens.



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