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Digitization of Ghana Courts: Paving the Way for Efficient Justice Delivery.


The digitization of courts, documents, and processes is seen as the key to achieving efficient justice delivery in Ghana, according to Chief Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo.

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of digitization in the justice system. The Chief Justice of Ghana, Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, has emphasized the significance of digitization in achieving efficient justice delivery.

In her message to mark the opening of the 66th legal year, Chief Justice Torkornoo highlighted the need for continued computerization and automation of the courts, as well as the digitization of court documents and processes [2].

The Benefits of Digitization

Digitization of court documents and processes brings forth a myriad of benefits that positively impact the justice system. Let’s explore some of these advantages in detail:

Recent Data from the Ghana Bar Association

The Ghana Bar Association has been actively involved in promoting the digitization of courts and efficient justice delivery. Here are some recent data and initiatives from the Ghana Bar Association:

Conclusion and Way Forward.

The digitization of courts and the efficient delivery of justice go hand in hand. The Chief Justice of Ghana, Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, has emphasized the need for continued computerization, automation, and digitization of court processes to achieve efficiency in justice delivery. The benefits of digitization, such as improved access to justice, efficient case management, enhanced transparency, cost and time savings, and data analytics, are crucial in ensuring a fair and effective justice system. The Ghana Bar Association has been actively involved in promoting digitization and implementing initiatives to enhance the efficiency of justice delivery.

As Ghana continues on its journey to strengthen the pillars of Law, Ethics, Assets, and Due Process (LEAD), it is crucial for all stakeholders to rally together, support digitization efforts, and work towards a justice system that truly serves the people. By doing so, we can create a judiciary that is responsive to the needs of the citizens, upholds the rule of law, and fosters trust and confidence in the justice system.

The Ghana Bar Association, in collaboration with the judiciary, has been actively working towards promoting the digitization of courts. Through consistent training and capacity-building initiatives, court officials are being equipped with the necessary skills to navigate and leverage digital platforms effectively. Additionally, strategic regulatory interventions are being implemented to ensure that external service providers align with the ethical values and standards required by the judiciary.

Recent data from the Ghana Bar Association indicates a positive trend in the adoption of digital solutions within the justice system. The number of virtual courts in the Greater Accra Region has increased, allowing for remote hearings and reducing the need for physical appearances. This not only saves time and costs for court users but also ensures that cases can proceed even during legal vacations or unforeseen circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic.

In conclusion, the digitization of courts in Ghana is a transformative step towards achieving efficient justice delivery. Chief Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo’s emphasis on the pillars of Law, Ethics, Assets, and Due Process reflects the holistic approach required to strengthen the justice system. By embracing digitization, upholding ethical values, providing necessary assets, and ensuring due process, Ghana is paving the way for a more accessible, transparent, and efficient judiciary. Through collaborative efforts, continued investment, and a steadfast commitment to excellence, Ghana can establish itself as a leader in digitally-driven justice delivery, serving its citizens with integrity and fairness.

Learn more:

  1. Digitization of courts, documents and processes, the only …
  2. Digitization of courts is the only way forward for efficient justice delivery: Ghanaian Chief Justice – Trendsnafrica | 24/7 News Portal
  3. The new global imperative to modernise justice systems

Credit: GNA & GBN

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