International seminar on 'smart court' construction held

By Jiang Xingguang (english.court.gov.cn) Updated : 2017-05-18

China's top court held an international seminar on "smart court" construction in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu province on May 17.

Over 30 representatives from courts and universities exchanged views on smart court construction in the internet era.

Agi Veres, country director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China, sent a video message to the seminar, speaking highly of the Supreme People's Court of China for hosting such a significant event, which she said would promote the modernization of justice around the globe.

The Belt and Road Initiative is a great opportunity for international cooperation in various fields, including judicial reform, according to the UNDP.

The UNDP also says the initiative has created the best time to enhance international cooperation in promoting justice modernization, and that China is the best place to share experience in smart court construction.

Representatives from Bangladesh, South Korea and Pakistan spoke of court information construction in their respective countries.

Zhou Youyong, vice-president of Southeast University, explained the technical steps and implementation approaches of smart court construction.

Representatives from the SPC and Jiangsu High People's Court made keynote speeches on their working experience of smart courts.

China has built smart courts to an initial stage over the past few years, moving judicial documentation, processes, and services online.