The e-justice platform will go live on Monday, according to Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy Philippos Hadjizacharias, who called the implementation “a significant step toward Cyprus’ digital transformation.”

The launch of e-justice marks the full electronic registration of legal documents.

It will also involve the digitisation of penalty orders, as well as the system’s integration with various government departments and services such as the police and attorney-general’s office – the goal being to facilitate timely, accurate and automated data exchange.

The implementation of the e-justice system will take place in three phases.

The pilot phase will cover the district courts, but not when exercising criminal jurisdiction. The second phase will incorporate courts exercising criminal jurisdiction, and the administrative court of international protection. The third and final phase, set for February 2024, will include the two supreme courts.

“We’ve worked methodically and precisely, always in consultation with the Bar Association and the Supreme Court, to deliver a user-friendly, simplified, and effective justice system,” the Deputy Minister said on Monday.

Furthermore, Law Commissioner Louiza Christodoulidou Zannetou said that the long-anticipated development, combined with the new procedural rules implemented since last September, “positions Cyprus in a new era of substantial judicial reform, with the ultimate goal of expeditious justice delivery.”