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Ecourt is live since before, but in light of the COVID-19 situation, and to ensure accessibility to justice is maintained, Qatar leveraged eCourt to attain its purpose and utilized it for the first time during the social distancing period.

Ecourt is a paperless e-case management solution that covers the full court process lifecycle – from case filing to issuance of a judgment.

It allows parties to file and access case papers and communications with the Court and Regulatory Tribunal.

Ecourt is integrated with the Court and Regulatory Tribunal’s video and telephone conferencing facilities, allowing parties to appear at hearings remotely
Ecourt can be accessed from any portable electronic device to retrieve case files, attend virtual court hearings, and send or receive communications from anywhere in the world. Available in both English and Arabic.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

ensure access to justice is maintained during the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Organisations/institutions involved

Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre

Potential issues


Issues being addressed:

  • Information and practice sharing (with public and/or internal)
  • Public service delivery under new circumstances

Response contact:

[email protected]

Response tags:

Date Submitted:

27 April 2020