Experience sharing between Senegal and Togo on the use of IT in the justice chains
Togo is in the process of reform and modernization of its Public Administration. Efforts are dedicated to the improvement of the coordination and management capacities, the strengthening of the judicial system and the consolidation of the rule of law as an essential factor to promote investments and economic growth. Under performance and poor capacity of the public institutions undermine sustainable development. In doing so, a well functioning, efficient and solid judicial system is key to successfully promote access to justice for all.
The solution proposed consisted on sharing the experience of Senegal regarding the computerisation of the judicial system with Togolese experts in Lome during the month of July 2014. The Senegalese experts (from the Ministry of Justice, the University Cheikh Anta Diop and the Bar of Lawyers) met their Togolese counterparts to help the Togolese justice system to begin the process of computerization so as to improve speed and security of court procedures and decisions.
As a result of the exchange, the needs for equipment, network infrastructure, human resources and training for the implementation of the computerization of the judicial chains were assessed in 32 jurisdictions. ICT are gradually being introduced to reduce delays, overhead, bureaucracy and administrative barriers.
As such, Togo’s judicial system’s productivity and efficiency has improved by setting up a computer network that allows for better organization and storage of data.
Supported by: UNDP
Implemented by: Ministère de la justice et des relations avec les institutions de la République