Minister for Justice and Governance Edward Zammit Lewis launched the Digital Justice Strategy and Action Plan. Alongside the Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi, he stated that an 18 month long journey stands testimony to their commitment towards making our justice system more efficient, effective, and accessible.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone out of their comfort zone and embrace technology ‘as a means to ensure that justice continues to be served.’ Despite the Maltese Justice System not being new to the digital sector, the adaptation of this new framework is a priority as it makes best use of technology, respects rule of law and identifies objectives.
Investing in Digitalisation as the next major phase in the evolution of society, Malta is now in a unique position to forge the future of how justice will be served in the years to come. ‘This strategy provides a common vision and unites all justice entities in their efforts to embrace this transformation and without reserves, commit to the change process.’
Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi said that this action plan for digital justice is an important process n which we can build several steps for the future. With an investment of around €300,000 co-financed with European Funds, the digitisation of the justice system will be improving the efficiency and facilitate access to justice for those going to court.
‘The Robert Abela Administration will remain committed and renowned for the digital transformation and reforms carried out in the Justice system.’
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