The digital transformation of the judicial processes and services is one of the national projects of the Arab Republic of Egypt, which is implemented by the Ministry of Justice and other judicial instructions in cooperation with the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. This project is a reflection of the recent trend, which started almost two decades ago and has culminated in Egypt’s Vision 2030 towards the creation of an efficient and effective government administrative apparatus. Such a government is characterised by professionalism, transparency, accountability, fairness, and caring for citizen satisfaction. The immediate short objective of the digital transformation of the judicial sector in Egypt is to enhance access to legal services and increase the speed and effectiveness of characterised processes and services. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the rule of law, enhance citizen confidence in the judiciary, promote the investment environment, and attract local, regional and international investment.
This seminar aims to provide a brief analysis of the challenges and obstacles that were and still are affecting the performance and progress of the efforts of the adoption, incorporation, and implementation of modern technology and techniques to the judicial process in Egypt.
Moustafa Ahmad is currently a Government Fellow at UNU-EGOV. He is also a judge at the Egyptian Council of State (Administrative Judiciary). During the last four years, he has been part of a team of few young judges responsible for the process of managing the mega project of automation and digitisation of the judicial process. The objective of the project is to transform into the full automation of the litigation process and providing full e-Services to litigants and citizens. The responsibilities include the design, strategic planning, leading the change management process, and supervise the implementation of the project. He is also as the principal legal advisor of the National Management Institute in Egypt, which is the core national agency responsible for governance, public service reform and the use of modern technology in the public administration of different government entities.
His areas of expertise include the public administration, court governance, administration of justice, the use of digital transformation of judicial services, transparency and accountability of public institutions, and personal data protection.
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