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Short Update: Paraguay moves towards digital justice

FairTrialsAdmin - July 17, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Access to a lawyer, Remote Justice

The Judicial System of Paraguay has been moving towards remote and digital forms of working, with a number of developments and ‘firsts’ over the last few weeks: 

  • On July 7th, in response to COVID-19, the first virtual assessment of a child under the required legal standards was held in an alleged child abuse case. 

  • On July 14th, it was also announced (Spanish) that the cities of Santa Rita and Iruña, both of which are located in the Alto Parana region, have successfully began signing judicial resolutions after the Electronic Judicial Platform was adopted. 

  • On the same day, the International Center for Judicial Studies, an offshoot of the Supreme Court, delivered the third virtual training on a new electronic judicial case platform. 

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