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Justice Transformation in Portugal

Building on Successes and Challenges

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Portugal has embarked on an ambitious agenda to guide the transformation of the justice sector. The report takes stock of the Portugal's justice sector modernisaton reforms and more current efforts to make the justice sector more transparent, accessible and effective. It examines specific programmes aimed at promoting innovation, humanisation and proximity to citizens through the use of digital technologies, simplification and demateralisation of procedures. Finally, the report identifies results and provide policy recommendations to support Portugal on its journey to provide justice services to meet the needs of citizens and businesses.

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Assessment and recommendations

The Justiça + Próximaprogramme (along with other programmes such asSimplex + and Capitalizar)aims to develop a justice that is swift, transparent, human and closer to the citizen, through simplification and dematerialisation of procedures, use of interoperable technologies, enhancing clarity, transparency and quality of information on laws and procedures and promoting justice innovation and modernisation. The current process for identifying modernisation measures represents an innovative and bottom-up effort, with input from a wide range of stakeholders. This process allowed to identify immediate gaps and develop measures to achieve quick successes in the improvement of the justice system from the perspective of users.

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