On August 29, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Rosenblum and Ambassador Spratlen visited the Mirzo-Ulugbek Interdistrict Civil Court, part of joint Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Uzbekistan Rule of Law Partnership (RLP) Project.
The court is one of two pilot civil courts equipped with the web-based electronic court case management system (referred to as E-SUD). RLP Project staff trained court personnel and judges on how to use the specialized software and IT equipment. DAS Rosenblum and the other visitors were given a brief overview presentation about the project and achievements to date, which include expansion of E-SUD e-court system in pilot civil courts; review and improvement of the Higher Economic Court procedures; upgrades to the Supreme Court’s website and improvements to the training curricula for judges.
A chairwoman and court personnel gave a hands-on demonstration on how they use the E-SUD system software, from case registration through decision-making. The project anticipates expanding the e-court system into six additional civil courts in the Tashkent city and Tashkent region by the end of 2015.