Reduction of backlogged court cases aim of US supported programme

The reduction of the backlog of cases are the aim of an automated court case management system. The US Embassy in Guyana announced this system in partnership with the Judiciary of Guyana.

“The overall goal of this project is to improve the functioning of Guyana’s judicial system. The new case management system will help Guyana’s judiciary ensure criminal cases are handled expeditiously, reduce the case backlog, and increase public trust and confidence in the justice system,” a release from the Georgetown based Embassy said.

The court case management system will utilize a shared, open-source, and cost-effective technology. This is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of judges and court staff by automating document production, improving processes, and facilitating data sharing the Embassy said in a release.

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs is supporting the project. The National Center for State Courts will implement the project alongside the Judiciary of Guyana.

The project will run for 17 months. The US has labelled it its largest investment in the judicial sector assistance programme. More than US $400,000 has been invested in this project.