ALGIERS – Monday, 21 March 2022 (APS) – The law governing electronic justice (e-justice) will be integrated into the Code of Civil and Administrative Procedure to be presented soon to Parliament, announced the Minister of Justice, Abderrachid Tabi said Monday. 

The minister was responding to questions from members of the People’s National Assembly (Lower House) at a plenary session chaired by Speaker of the Lower House, Brahim Boughali, in the presence of the Minister of Relations with Parliament, Basma Azouar.

Referring to the creation of six (6) administrative courts of appeal, Tabi said that “their number is sufficient.”

The number of appeals made is minimal in some provinces, hence the need to use other mechanisms to ensure the right of litigants, such as electronic justice, said the minister.

He explained that the legal basis for this measure did not exist and will be incorporated into the Code of Civil and Administrative Procedure, which will be submitted later to parliament.

“Electronic justice requires support from all actors, including lawyers,” he continued.

“Unlike criminal justice, administrative justice consists in exchanging requests between lawyers without the presence of the litigants. The file is constituted in the nearest administrative court”, said the minister of Justice.

The platform dedicated to this purpose is ready pending the adoption of the legislation in question, stated the minister.