On Wednesday 20 August, the Centre was represented at the Digital Justice Now event where the Digital Strategy for Justice in Scotland was launched by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice. The Strategy has been developed through collaboration between the Scottish Government, justice organisations, and the broader public, private and voluntary sectors. It sets out how the Government will use digital technology to transform the way in which we deliver justice services in the civil, criminal and administrative justice systems.
The Strategy’s objectives are to:
· allow people and businesses to access the right information at the right time.
· fully digitise justice systems.
· make data work for us.
The aim is to use digital technology wherever possible to broaden access to justice, improve quality of service and safeguard the rights of citizens and users. The vision is to have modern, user-focused Justice systems which use digital technology to deliver simple, fast and effective justice at best cost.
Andrew Mackenzie said:
“From the start of the project, the Scottish Arbitration Centre has been very involved in the development of the Justice Digital Strategy for Scotland. Indeed, the Strategy states that the Scottish Government and online-casino österreich will provide online help and support for users who cannot resolve problems on their own and “put in place alternative dispute resolution arrangements, including online mediation and arbitration services”. We are delighted that our contribution has influenced this policy, and look forward to working with the Government on implementation of the Strategy.”