Filing a case online and tracking its progress at the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) is now possible, with the debut of ‘eCourt’, the new Case Management System created by Singaporean firm, CrimsonLogic.
eCourt has dual language capability, operating in both English and Arabic in accordance with the wishes of the individual users. eCourt is available to use by all those who are involved in proceedings before the Qatar International Court and QFC Regulatory Tribunal whether they be litigants in person, legal practitioners, Registry staff or members of the judiciary.
The system was inaugurated on Tuesday by His Excellency the Minister of Justice, Dr. Hassan bin Lahdan Al-Mohannadi, Mr. Faisal Rashid Al-Sahouti, CEO of QICDRC and Mr Saw Ken Wye, CEO of CrimsonLogic. In attendance at the launch event was Mr. Jai S Sohan, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to Qatar and Dr. Mohamed Al-Khulaifi, Dean of the College of Law, as well as members of the legal community.
The case management system is built on CrimsonLogic’s vast experience of the legal domain, providing a fully automated, efficient and transparent process that facilitates administrative tasks for QICDRC and Qatar’s legal community by allowing case information to be shared over one common portal.
The new case management system is specially designed to function as part of the Registry to meet the procedural requirements of the Qatar International Court and Regulatory Tribunal and can be accessed at www.ecourt.qicdrc.com.qa.
“We are very proud to be launching eCourt at QICDRC with, a welcome addition to our increasingly technologically advanced court. In line with 2030 Qatar National Vision, QICDRC continues to ensure that improvements are made to provide a highly efficient and transparent judicial system, with every interaction securely recorded and viewable by those users involved with the case. In addition, eCourt is a system that is free to use by which users can file case papers, receive communications and access information relating to their case in a secure method” stated Mr. Faisal Al-Sahouti, CEO of QICDRC.
Users of the new case management system are also regularly updated, as eCourt has the capability to provide notifications by email and SMS to alert users of required tasks and communications. eCourt is also accessible from portable electronic devices which allows users to access their case files, send and receive communications and participate in live court proceedings from anywhere in the world, ultimately saving time and money.
“Technology is changing the way we live and work by leaps and bounds. The judicial systems also need to embrace digitization as a means to improve court processes enable governments to provide good services to their citizens, improving their lives. We are proud to be working with QICDRC and bringing our 30 years of experience working with governments to assist them with their judiciary digital transformation for the 21st century with CrimsonLogic Chrysalis,” said Mr Saw Ken Wye, CEO of CrimsonLogic.
“We are happy to see the collaboration between the QICDRC and CrimsonLogic take off so soon after the agreement was signed. This is a testament not only to the strong links between QICDRC and CrimsonLogic, but also between Singapore and Qatar. We look forward to more partnerships between our two countries in the infocomm and legal sectors, as this will help to further strengthen the foundations of Singapore-Qatar relations” added Mr Jai S Sohan, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the State of Qatar.