Constitutional Court pushes tech-based court system for public

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia’s Constitutional Court (MK) is committed to improving the judiciary to better respond to public complaints and justice seekers by developing technology-based courts, the Chief Justice said Thursday. Anwar Usman.

“Since MK was created, it has anchored the establishment of a modern, fast and simple judicial system,” Usman said during a special virtual plenary session of MK.

The Chief Justice noted that rapid developments in information technology have led to changes in several aspects of life, with law enforcement or the legal field also undergoing such transformations.

The development of information technology has significantly transformed public services or access to justice itself, according to Usman.

To that end, the digital transformation of the justice system is MK’s effort to respond more effectively to complaints from the justice-seeking community.

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Usman pointed out that several justice seekers have often pointed to the complex court process, ambiguous legal proceedings, and the time and cost involved in resolving a case.

As a result, many communities have been reluctant to use justice services. Therefore, this condition drew attention to the importance of making MK’s legal procedures more modern, Usman noted.

Efforts to modernize MK’s judicial system have been achieved through the construction of facilities and supporting infrastructure for better governance in case processing and trials, Usman noted.

The MK has two main characteristics: first, a judicial system based on information, communication and technology; and second, a justice system with human resources that has a good mindset and a “cultural whole”.

“Both features are modern, reliable benchmarks that perform in multiple conditions,” noted MK’s sixth CJ.

Furthermore, he explained that by applying these two characteristics, the judicial process can shorten the processing times of cases and avoid practices of corruption, collusion and nepotism.

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