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12 February 2020, 19:33

Public database of Belarusian court rulings to go online in 2021

MINSK, 12 February (BelTA) – A public database of court rulings is supposed to go online in 2021, BelTA learned from First Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Belarus Valery Kalinkovich.

The official said: “We and the National Center of Legal Information are working on a publicly accessible and extensive database of court rulings, which is supposed to be commissioned next year. It will offer a considerable corpus of court rulings on all kinds of judicial procedures.”

Since personal data has to be protected by law, the project requires quite a sophisticated software suite. “We are working on making the legal side of specific cases and disputes publicly accessible while preventing leaks of information about the private life of parties to trials beyond the limit specified by the law,” Valery Kalinkovich said.

Besides, there are plans to start the trial operation of a new united information system of general jurisdiction courts by the end of 2020. The system will offer new capabilities to court administrators, who will be able to receive information faster. The system will also greatly improve the ability of people to file suits remotely, the ability of parties to trials to get information about progress in their cases, and the ability to send various court documents and notifications via digital channels.

Valery Kalinkovich described the introduction of modern information technologies and the resulting simplification of existing court procedures as one of the most important directions in developing the court system.

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