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NIC to Support Modernization of Courts in Morocco

India’s Minister of Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad, and his Moroccan counterpart Mohammed Auajjar, Minister of Justice. Photo: PIB

India’s Minister of Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad, and his Moroccan counterpart Mohammed Auajjar, Minister of Justice. Photo: PIB

Morocco and India signed an agreement on Monday to further mutual legal assistance in Civil and Commercial Courts. India’s Minister of Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad, and his Moroccan counterpart Mohammed Auajjar, Minister of Justice, were present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Prasad said that India believes in the necessity of enhancing the domain of mutual cooperation with Morocco and realizing the importance of broadening the aspects of cooperation between both the countries in Civil and Commercial matters.

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The salient features of the agreement are:

  • Service of summons and other judicial documents or processes;
  • Taking of evidence in civil matters;
  • Production, identification or examination of documents, recordings;
  • The execution of a Letter of Request for taking of evidence in civil matters;
  • Recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards.

A joint declaration of intent on cooperation in the field of modernization and use of information technology between National Informatics Center (NIC) of Government of India and Ministry of Justice of the Kingdom of Morocco was signed.

The objective of this is to strengthen e-Governance including modernization of courts using IT as a tool to the mutual benefit of both sides by means of exchange of best practices, field visits of officials and experts and by such other means as may be jointly decided by the sides.

Center for Development of Advance Computing (CDAC), Government of India, had set up a Center of Excellence in Information Technology in Casablanca in Morocco. This center was inaugurated on 7th May, 2018.

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