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Justice Transformation in Portugal

Building on Successes and Challenges

Portugal has embarked on an ambitious agenda to guide the transformation of the justice sector. The report takes stock of the Portugal's justice sector modernisaton reforms and more current efforts to make the justice sector more transparent, accessible and effective. It examines specific programmes aimed at promoting innovation, humanisation and proximity to citizens through the use of digital technologies, simplification and demateralisation of procedures. Finally, the report identifies results and provide policy recommendations to support Portugal on its journey to provide justice services to meet the needs of citizens and businesses.

Published on March 02, 2020

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Modernising justice for inclusive growth: Leaving no one behind
Towards a smart justice system in Portugal
Court transformation in focus
Sustaining a transformed people-centred justice sector
The national court system in Portugal
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