UYAP is an e-justice system as a part of the e-government, which has been developed in order to ensure fast, reliable, soundly operated and accurate judicial system. As a central network project, it includes all of the civil and criminal courts, public prosecutors services, prisons, other judicial institutions and other government departments in Turkey.
UYAP is the biggest and most outstanding electronic justice system in Europe in terms of number of users, abilities of software, capacity and magnitude of the system and many of unique features such as lawyer and citizen portal, SMS projects, the scope of using electronic signature, intelligent warning and decision support systems and nationwide statistics skills.
Speed and efficiency of operations
UYAP created fast, secure and efficient information system enabling the appropriate sharing of information across the wider Turkish judicial services by transferring key business processes of the judicial system into central electronic means. Instructions to other courts in order to collect evidence can be instantly sent and received on line. Access to information and make transaction on-line, instant and secure.
All documents, processes and files are standardised: Before UYAP, courts and other judicial units have being written the writs one by one. After UYAP similar writs are being written through stencils. That is the one of the significant impact of the case in terms of benefits and costs. So the employees save time and effort, courts and other units save personnel. Due to standard and ready forms, all the data are filled automatically into the documents like instructions, indictments, hearing minutes, decision and others so as to finish cases faster and more efficient and not to wait for days.
Economical judicial services
UYAP reduced the clerical, administrative and communications costs which would otherwise be incurred in manual and paper‐ based system. With the on‐ line connection of courts, expenses of bureaucracy and postal costs are removed. UYAP reduces in staffing and uses the personal most effective.
Obtain central financial control: The payments of the experts and taxes can be controlled in a more reliable way. Now the budgets of the judicial units are prepared by UYAP and budgetary control is made via UYAP online and momentary. Determination, audit and expenses are pursuit on a central database with the accounting system in UYAP.
Transparency in terms of accountability and data accuracy
All takeover files from previous year can be prepared within instantly. Easy and fair dispatch of the files and works of courts and enforcement units is ensured. For example, in the courts taken into operation, delivery bureaus have been taken into operation and collection of charges and duty distributions which are carried out hand by hand before are now carried out by the system as to the objective criteria determined in an electronic environment.
Performance management through integrated management information: To provide the capability to measure performance and report on the effectiveness of Turkish judicial services in terms of such performance indicators are defined by Government and stakeholders. The data required for this would be captured and made available through the operational UYAP system. The performance of the personnel can be followed via the electronically environment.
Inspections by electronic means
After UYAP, inspection of the judicial units can be done by online. That possibility will be bring in time, costs etc. Government will be save from travelling expenses which are made by inspectors and staff number who are work as a inspector. Provision of Clear Evidence on performance and quality for inspectors, every processes are logging by system
Data mining in judicial field
Data mining means that collection and dissemination of aggregated data for future plans. By this way it became easy to provide a research capability, to evaluate the impact of offender‐crime assessment tools and programmes and to assess the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce crimes. Evaluation of statistics (papering crime maps, data mining) will be possible. The users, who have the authority to gain access to these data, can see those data simultaneously and currently and can make processes.
Before UYAP promotion (being raised to a higher rank) of the employees are being notified with one by one arranged notifications. After UYAP that notifications are notified to relevant units with in a single copy which in a one list arranged. The processes that take hours or days can be done only in minutes by UYAP.
Furthermore, the figures as to the files, selected specific crimes and the workload of units can be obtained in much more swift way nationwide. Despatch of the files and works of courts and enforcement units are being done and monitored easily and fairly by UYAP.