Morocco hopes to digitize the judicial system and increasingly move away from paper.
By Amal El Attaq
Rabat – Morocco will sign a partnership with Rwanda in the justice sector to implement a digital court program.
On Monday, January 21, both Moroccan and Rwandan justice ministers met in Kigali to review the best practices and experiences of the two countries in the justice sector and to discuss how they could enhance bilateral cooperation, according to Rwandan outlet the New Times.
“The justice sector in Morocco is developing, it is going through a huge reform, and among the most important elements [is] building digital court programs,” Rwandan Minister of Justice Johnston Busingye told the press.
Through digital court programs, Morocco is aiming to simplify judicial administration by abandoning paper methods and implementing of new technologies in the communication process between litigants and citizens in the judicial system.
Busingye, while presenting the main justice reforms in Rwanda since the colonial era, said that “the country only relied on manual programmes with a lot of paperwork.”
The minister expressed his desire to benefit from the accumulated experience of Morocco in this area.
During his official visit to Rwanda, Moroccan Minister of Justice Mohamed Oujar said, “Strategic cooperation with Rwanda is particularly important for the Kingdom.”
Talking to media, he also said, “Morocco is strongly interested in South-South cooperation with African countries, under the wise leadership of King Mohammed VI.”
According to the New Times, Busingye invited his counterpart to attend the launch of “legal aid week” yesterday in Rwanda’s Southern Province.