By Our Reporter
Following Covid-19 and technological advancement that have seen physical interaction reduce in the world, the ECCMIS system has never been more crucial in the day to day running of activities in the Judiciary.
With this in mind, here is all you need to know about the ECCMIS….
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ECCMIS (Electronic Court Case Management Information System) is a fully-featured system that automates &tracks all aspects of a case life cycle from initial filing through disposition& appeal as to each individual party for any case type.
It is founded on the Judiciary business rules engine, requiring minimal human intervention.
It is able to facilitate the efficient & reliable collection, organization, distribution & retrieval of significant amounts of case specific data as well as the processing of payment of relevant court fees & fines.
It is able to generate reports from system for decision making.
The Main Features of ECCMIS
E-filing: ECCMIS will provide a public portal for users to file documents electronically with access to information for all case types across all jurisdictions. Lawyers will be able to file case documents electronically, reducing the burden of paperwork on the court system.
E-payment: Online payment of fines ,filing fees, and bail and deposit transactions, using mobile money, Visa, EFT among others.
Mobile Phone Access: Ability to access case status via Mobile Phone and Short Messaging Services (SMS).Litigants will easily access and follow-up on all cases by way of a USSD.
E-Processing (Case management online): Allows paperless case management after a case has been filed, and it follows through the life cycle of a case, to mediation, automatic allocation of case, hearing then to delivery of judgment, execution, closure and finally archiving of a case in system.
Reporting/Analytics: By simple drag and drop, it allows for accurate reporting to be delivered in different forms not limited to lists, reports, cascades, charts, bubbles etc.
Notifications: Parties will receive notifications in 3formats namely SMS, EMAIL, and Internal System Notifications. These will emerge from all the actions performed on their cases. Court staff will also receive notifications when they have tasks assigned to them. These actions will include but will not limited to: case registration, allocation/reallocation of a judicial officer, court sitting, issuance of notices (hearing, summons, judgment), tasks to register, serve, judgment/ruling among others. These notifications will be sent to the email address and phone number a litigant will register at account creation.
ECCMIS Roll-Out Phase One Court Stations
The ECCMIS System will first be rolled out in the following 18 Phase 1 Court Stations and thereafter it will be extended to the rest of the other Court stations in a phased manner.
The following are the ECCMIS Phase One Court Stations:-
Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court
International Crimes Division
Jinja High Court
Jinja CM Court
Mengo CM Court
Buganda Road CM Court
Nakawa CM Court
Makindye CM Court
LDC G1 Court
Bugembe G1 Court
Kakira G1 Court