Exchange of experiences on the development of e-Justice in Germany and Ukraine

Graphics: IRZ
Graphics: IRZ

In partnership with the Ukrainian State Judicial Administration and the Ministry of Justice for North Rhine-Westphalia, on 15 October 2020 IRZ organised an online discussion on “The development of e-Justice in Germany and Ukraine”.

The Ukrainian State Judicial Administration is responsible for introducing the Unified Judicial Information and Telecommunication System (UJITS), which allows the digitalisation of data traffic between courts and parties involved in a case. The objective of the exchange of experiences was to inform participants about the current status of the introduction of e-Justice in Ukraine and Germany, specifically in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The Ukrainian participants in the online discussions were:

  • Liudmyla Hazatulina, President of the Ukrainian State Judicial Administration, with her advisory staff,
  • Serhii Tschornutskyi, representative of Liudmyla Hazatulina,
  • Oleksandr Slonitskyi, Head of Department at the State Judicial Administration, and
  • other staff members of the State Judicial Administration.

From the Ministry of Justice for the North Rhine-Westphalia region, IRZ was able to recruit Isabelle Biallaß, a judge at the Local Court, and Dr. Daniel Lübcke, a judge at the Regional Court, to take part in the online discussions as experts.

Oleksandr Slonitskyi informed the participants about the current situation concerning the introduction of e-Justice in Ukraine. Isabelle Biallaß and Daniel Lübcke were impressed by the ambitious plans in the field of e-Justice, which are set to be introduced shortly in Ukraine. At the same time, they were also able to provide some suggestions with regards to its efficient implementation in terms of security, as well as technical and organisational issues. The Ukrainian State Judicial Administration is extremely interested in continuing this cooperation on e-Justice. Further expert talks are therefore planned.