Costa Rican Courts Have Improved Digital Processes in 2013

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Judicial power of Costa Rica highlighted the progress in the digitization of the institution and the digital transparency as major achievements in their work report for 2013, which was released today.

    The president of the Supreme Court of Costa Rica, Zarela Villanueva, said in a press conference the work of 92 participants who “e judged” them awarded them second place in the continent transparent access to information on the website, which was awarded by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (CEJA).

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    “We are working on something that needed urgent attention, which is sustainability and saving our technological system and in this we have been working very urgently to sustain this service, and using methods that can guarantee our citizens the continuity of service” she said.

    In the technological advances, they have implemented a system that allows you to record audiences in audio and video tags, and that makes finding information easier when analyzing the recording of a hearing.

    Another achievement noted in the report is the “Online System Management” tool in which users can ask questions regarding the steps to be performed before a hearing through the use of cyberspace and it received more than 16,000 notifications during 2013.

    The Judiciary website now allows for people to apply for criminal sheets, account validation email to receive notifications background, interest calculations and issuance of certificates, among other things.

    Villanueva also highlighted progress on issues of care for victims of sexual offenses, agreements with the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), and the recovery by the electronic courts. (EFE)

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose Costa Rica

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