Tunisia: Modernizing Judicial Statistics

In 2019, NCSC and the eight Model Courts of the Improving Court Administration Program developed and tested a new application to prepare, compile, and submit monthly statistical reports electronically. On October 23, 2019, the Ministry of Justice cleared the application for countrywide rollout, praising the leadership of Model Courts personnel and their contribution to the modernization of the justice sector.

By the end of December, 15 courts were compiling statistical reports using the application, after installation and training in all Model Courts and in two test appellate regions: Gafsa and Kef. The nationwide rollout will be completed in the next six months.

On January 6, NCSC and the Ministry of Justice held at a workshop attended by 84 representatives of Courts of Appeals, Regional Justice Directorates, and the MOJ’s General Inspection and IT Directorate. The General Inspection noted the importance of the transition to the electronic report, which will reduce the burden of data collection, improve data quality, and strengthen reporting. The President of the Kef Court of Appeals commented “this is a good opportunity to convene judges and Regional Directorates around an important project, which will remedy multiple deficiencies of the justice sector.”

NCSC supports the Ministry of Justice and eight Model Courts to improve  judicial statistics and use of data for performance management.  The Improving Court Administration in Tunisia Program is implemented by NCSC in partnership with the International Legal Assistance Consortium and funded by the U.S. Department of State’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau (INL).