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  • Is innovation of court procedures realistic?

    20 August 2013

    Most experts agree that specialised procedures work better than general civil or criminal procedures. In studying the future of courts, what have we learned about this? 

  • International Criminal Courts

    19 August 2013

    In July, a Future of Courts worksession looked at international criminal tribunals. Relatively new, only existing internationally in the last 20 years, these tribunals have become very complex

  • Backlogs

    19 August 2013

    Backlogs are one of the most common criticisms of courts, characterised by an overwhelming number of unresolved cases. It is not uncommon that once relatively simple matters enter into the realm of the courts, they become entangled within the court system with no foreseeable end in sight. 

  • Excellent procedures

    13 August 2013

    Just as great car companies sell great cars, great courts distinguish themselves by delivering excellent procedures. The second edition of the International Framework for Court Excellence was recently published. In it, court leaders aim at fair, efficient and effective procedures, which fit client needs, attract a high level of user satisfaction and are affordable and accessible.

  • Effective divorce courts

    12 August 2013

    Online Divorce Platforms - helping people out when they are updating their lives

  • Money makes the court go round: cost-effective courts

    07 August 2013

    Who should pay for a drug court? Is it the drug addict, his family, the victims from his thefts, the prosecution bringing charges, the police wanting to clean the streets, the city government, the social work unit, the therapist, the chief justice overseeing the budget of the judiciary or the ministry of justice?