Graphics: IRZ
Graphics: IRZ

Against the background of the ”digital Kazakhstan“ state programme, IRZ, together with the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan, organised an online expert talk on e-Justice in German court proceedings on 25 June 2021. The Republic of Kazakhstan launched the “digital Kazakhstan“ programme on 12 December 2017. It is aimed at economic progress and at improving the population’s quality of life through the use of digital technologies. Within the context of this programme court proceedings are successively changed to an electronic format.

Some 40 judges as well as the heads of various court administration offices took part in the expert talk. They made use of the opportunity to gain an in-depth insight into e-Justice in Germany, deal with its particularities and exchange experiences among each other and the with IRZ expert Christian Roch.

Christian Roch, Presiding Judge at the Regional Court of Kempten (Allgäu), reported on the prerequisites for e-Justice in Germany, its practical implementation and the legal foundations for the introduction of electronic files. He gave the participants an overview of the technical solutions in Germany – those which have either been developed and are now in place all over the country, and those which still have to be tested and put into practice.

Christian Roch also covered the different statutory regulations on e-Justice in civil law (specialised jurisdictions) and in criminal law. He went on by outlining the particularities of court hearings during the Covid19 pandemic.

The exchange in the format of an online expert talk provided a good opportunity for IRZ to keep in touch with its Kazakh partners during the corona pandemic.