Editorial: Expediting justice
It is up to the government to enact a series of reforms that can expedite justice, such as reducing the backlog of cases and streamlining overlapping and contradictory laws
Expediting justice is a major challenge for the entire government and particularly the justice ministry.
Delays and foot-dragging have long led even to the denial of justice and have rocked citizens’ trust in institutions.
A less discernible repercussion has to do with economic growth and the overriding image of a country that does not abide by the terms of the rule of law.
All of that often obstructs and has a negative impact on the daily life of citizens.
One must not forget that a flexible, extremely swift, and stable justice system contributes to building a state that can more easily attract investment. It helps ensure the smooth functioning of the state and improves its relationship with companies and citizens.
It is up to the government to enact a series of reforms that can improve the situation, such as reducing the backlog of cases, streamlining overlapping and contradictory laws, and encouraging extra-judicial settlements through arbitration. Naturally, swiftness must be matched by quality in delivering justice.
In today’s digital era, and to the extent that institutions have matured, we can take a step forward and develop a corresponding culture among citizens who often go to court at the drop of a hat.
A better and fairer justice system is crucial as regards ensuring the quality of our democracy.