4th Meeting of the Asia Pacific Judicial Reform Forum

25-28 October 2010


"Using Technology To Improve Court Performance"

The Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China hosted the 4th APJRF Meeting in Beijing between 25 and 28 October 2010.  The theme of the Meeting was "Using Technology to Improve Court Performance" and its focus was on using technology to improve access to justice, reduce case backlog, improve judicial decision making and manage courts.

Meeting papers received as at 15 March 2011 are included by link through the title of each session.

Venue: Capital Hotel, Beijing

**News and Journal Reports on the Meeting**

Judicial Officers Bulletin

Final Program

Date
Activity
Details

 

25 October 2010

12.00 - 17.00 Tour to the Great Wall  

17.30 – 19.00

Planning meeting: schedule/objectives of conference

APJRF Secretariat and presenters

 

26 October 2010

08.00 – 09.00

Registration

 

09.00 – 09.15

Welcome

The Hon. Wang Shengjun
President 
Supreme People’s Court
People's Republic of China

09.15 - 09.30

APJRF Update

Justice McClellan
Acting Chairman
APJRF Secretariat

09.30 - 09.45

Purpose and outcomes of the meeting

Justice McClellan

09.45 - 10.30

Keynote Address

"Using Technology to Improve Court Performance: Malaysia's Experience"

Chief Justice Zaki Azmi
Malaysia

10.30 – 11.00

Morning Tea

 

11.00 - 12.30

Using Technology to Improve Governance, Transparency and Accountability

Case Studies followed by Panel Discussion

Session Chair:
Chief Justice Renato C Corona
Supreme Court of the Philippines

"Fully Use Technology to Promote Scientific Management, to Improve Judicial Transparency and Fulfill Judicial Accountability" [Chinese language]
English Translation
Ms Yan Ge
Senior Judge
Supreme People’s Court, People's Republic of China

"Start Simple: Using Technology to improve Governance, Transparency and Accountability - an Indonesian Court Experience"
Dr Artidjo Alkostar
Deputy Chief Justice
Supreme Court of Indonesia

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch

 

14.00 – 15.30

Using Technology to Improve Access to Justice

Case Studies followed by Panel Discussion

Session Chair:
Chief Justice Robert Torres
Supreme Court of Guam

"Building Automated Information Management Systems Across the Justice Sector"
Judge Duarte Tilman
District Judge Timor-Leste

"Use of Information Technology (IT) in Courts"
Justice Rahmat Hussain Jafferi
Supreme Court of Pakistan

“E-Court – United Platform of Commercial Courts in Russian Federation”
Dr Irena Reshetnikova
Chief Justice
Sverdlovsk Region Commercial Court
Russian Federation

"Using Technology to Improve Access to Justice - Implementation Considerations"
Mr Ramesh Siva
Lead IT Specialist
World Bank

15.30 – 16.00

Afternoon Tea

 

16.00 – 17.00

Using Technology to Improve Access to Justice
(continued)

 

18.30 – 20.30

Dinner hosted by the President of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China

 

 

27 October 2010

09.00 – 10.30

Improving Case Management and Reducing Backlogs through the Use of Technology

Case Studies followed by Panel Discussion

Session Chair:
Mr Jiang Huiling

Senior Judge
Supreme People's Court
People's Republic of China

"Using Technology to Improve Administration Level, and to Perfect Evaluation System for Pursuing Adjudication Effectiveness"
Mr Sheng Yongqiang
Vice President
Shanghai High People's Court People's Republic of China

“Optimising Technology in the Litigation Process: Singapore's EFS Experience”
Mr Foo Chee Hock
Registrar
Supreme Court of Singapore

10.30 – 11.00

Morning Tea

 

11.00 – 12.30

Using Technology to Improve Support to the Judiciary

  • Resource management, including rostering
  • Knowledge management
  • Decision support

Case Studies followed by Panel Discussion

Session Chair:
Sudarshan Ramaswamy
Policy Advisor - Legal Reform and Justice
UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre

“Better decision making with technology - the Judicial Information Research System".
Mr Ernest Schmatt.
Chief Executive
Judicial Commission of New South Wales, Australia

"LawNet: The Singapore Legal Research Experience"
Justice Lee Seiu Kin
Supreme Court of Singapore

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch

 

14.00 – 17.00

Visit to Supreme People's Court and Beijing High People’s Court

 

17.00 - 17.30 Activity (TBC)  

 

28 October 2010

09.00 – 10.00

Where to from here?

  • Analysis of needs

A speaker followed by facilitated general discussion

Session Chair:
Justice McClellan

"Embracing Information Technology in the Superior Courts in PNG"
Justice Nicholas Kirriwom
Supreme Court of PNG

10.00 – 10.30

Morning Tea

 

10.30 – 12.00

Where to from here (continued)?

  • Planning and process mapping
  • Project management skills
  • Funding availability
  • Support networks (APJRF website)

A few words by four panellists followed by facilitated general discussion

Session Chair:
Justice McClellan

"Court Computerization Anyone?"

"Where to From Here? Sharing our experience: Computerization of the Courts of Sabah and Sarawak"
Justice Richard Malanjum
Chief Judge
High Court of Sabah and Sarawak

Mr Ramesh Siva
Lead IT Specialist
World Bank (Talking Points)

Mr Xiaohua Peng
Lead Professional
PRC Resident Mission
Asian Development Bank

Mr Ramaswamy Sudarshan
Policy Advisor - Legal Reform and Justice
UNDP

12.00 – 12.30

Summary and Conclusion of the Meeting

Justice McClellan
Justice Su Zelin
Vice President
Supreme People's Court
People's Republic of China

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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