Photo: Opening Speech by Honorable Chief Justice of Fiji, Mr. Justice Anthony Gates
Ecquaria had the privilege to share about “Transforming the Criminal Justice System” to Fiji judiciary. The eFiling workshop had more than 70 attendees from Fiji judiciary, including the Honorable Chief Justice Mr. Justice Anthony Gates.
The 3-day eFiling workshop aims to impart judiciary e-filing skills based on Singapore’s experience. It is organised together with the Singapore Judicial College (SJC), which is established under the Supreme Court of Singapore, dedicated to training and development of Judges and Judicial Officers.
The experience sharing comes after the successful transformation of the Singapore criminal justice landscape.The Integrated Criminal Case Filing and Management System (ICMS) of the State Courts of Singapore was officially launched in 2015. The 100% browser-based system revolutionised court processes from heavily paper-based processes to one that is entirely paperless.
Throughout the 3 days, Ecquaria shared about how technology can enhance efficiencies and public access to justice. With Singapore as a case study, the syllabus covered the impetus to criminal justice system transformation and the gave tips on dealing with the possible challenges. There was also a live demonstration of the ICMS.
The ICMS is a multi-agency, paperless e-filing and e-workflow case management system for the administration of criminal cases. The system provide simultaneous access to case information beyond the State Courts to 35 law enforcing agencies, 200 prosecutors and more than 900 law firms.
With the strong judicial domain knowledge and extensive experience, Ecquaria has been training court officers internationally, equipping them with steps and skills to improve judiciary with IT. Other than training, Ecquaria has also been gaining foothold in the judicial sector. Ecquaria was awarded to build the Integrated Family Application Management System (iFAMS) by the Family Justice Courts of Singapore (FJC). Ecquaria will also be working with Forensic Medicine Division (FMD) of the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) to facilitate the forensic investigation of unnatural, unknown and unidentified deaths in Singapore.