MOTC, Supreme Judiciary Council Sign MoU to Electronically Develop Courts In Qatar

Monday, January 9, 2017
MOTC, Supreme Judiciary Council Sign MoU to Electronically Develop Courts In Qatar

Doha – Qatar

H.E Minister of Transport and Communications and Chairman of Qatar e-GOV2020 Steering Committee Jassim Bin Saif Al-Sulaiti and the Head of the Court of Cassation and President of the Supreme Judiciary Council Masoud Mohamed Al-Amiri witnessed today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) and the Supreme Judiciary Council to modernize and develop courts in Qatar electronically.

The MoU was signed by Khalid Sadiq al-Hashmi, Assistant Undersecretary, Cyber Security Sector at MOTC and Dr. Judge Hassan Mohammed Al-Muhannadi, advisor to the President of the Supreme Judiciary Council.

The MoU is part of MOTC’s mission to better serve individuals and businesses, create efficiency in government administration, and develop a more open government with enhanced participation of citizens and residents, as the project to enhance and develop courts in Qatar is one of the supportive tools to achieve Qatar Government Strategy 2020 objectives.

As per the memorandum, both of the MOTC and the Supreme Judiciary Council will cooperate in the areas of supporting justice administration, developing courts electronically, and optimizing litigation mechanisms, through the use of the best technological methods to provide better services to litigants, lawyers and stakeholders and make it easier for citizens in Qatar to support the achievement of prompt justice.

It worth mentioning that H.E. Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani identified e-Government as a priority and formed a Steering Committee, spearheaded by the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The Committee was charged with developing and guiding the implementation of a nationwide Digital Government strategy. Qatar Digital Government 2020 is the result of the Committee’s efforts. The strategy has one overarching vision -- ”All individuals and businesses will benefit from connecting online with Qatar’s more open and efficient government”.