E-Infrastructures and E-Services on Developing Countries. First International ICST Conference, AFRICOM 2009, Maputo, Mozambique, December 3-4, 2009. Proceedings

Research Article

e-Justice Implementation at a National Scale: The Ugandan Case

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-12701-4_5,
        author={Fredrick Kitoogo and Constantine Bitwayiki},
        title={e-Justice Implementation at a National Scale: The Ugandan Case},
        proceedings={E-Infrastructures and E-Services on Developing Countries. First International ICST Conference, AFRICOM 2009, Maputo, Mozambique, December 3-4, 2009. Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={e-Government e-Justice information and communication technologies},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-12701-4_5}
    }
    
  • Fredrick Kitoogo
    Constantine Bitwayiki
    Year: 2012
    e-Justice Implementation at a National Scale: The Ugandan Case
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12701-4_5
Fredrick Kitoogo1,*, Constantine Bitwayiki2
  • 1: Makerere University
  • 2: Devinovit Associates Limited
*Contact email: fkitoogo@cit.mak.ac.ug

Abstract

The use of information and communications technologies has been identified as one of the means suitable for supplementing the various reforms in convalescing the performance of the justice sector. The Government of Uganda has made strides in the implementation of e-Government to effectively utilize information and communications technologies in governance. The justice players are manifested in a justice, law and order sector which is based on the the Sector Wide Approach whose basic principle is that communication, cooperation and coordination between institutions can greatly add value to service delivery within a sector. Although a subset of e-Government, e-Justice aims at improving service delivery and collaboration between all justice players through the use of ICTs and needs to be spear-headed at a sector level. This work proposes ways of harnessing the existing opportunities and methods to implement e-Justice in Uganda that will culminate into a generic framework that can be applied in similar countries.