The Supreme Court enacted the Supreme Court Regulation No. 3 of 2018 concerning Online Court Case Administrative (“Supreme Court Regulation No. 3/2018”) to introduce an online administration system to handle cases in all Indonesian courts. The Supreme Court Regulation No. 3/2018 was introduced with the aim to reform and simplify the outdated case administration system in court and make it more efficient, effective and transparent. It is a significant technological advancement for lawyers and individuals as many countries have implemented online case administration in courts.
Online case administration system (“E-Court”) is a series of processes for receiving claims / requests, answers, counter pleas, rejoinders, conclusions and the management, delivery, and storage of documents using an electronic system that applies to each respective court jurisdiction. The E-Court only covers civil, religious, military and state administrative matters.
The E-Court Website is https://ecourt.mahkamahagung.go.id. From July 2018 until December 2018, there have been 907 claims registered and submitted via E-Court. However, it has yet to be fully utilised as the disputing party can still submit a claim to the relevant court directly.
The registration of the user of E-Court
Currently only Indonesian licensed advocates are allowed to use the E-Court by registering and submitting the required documents, i.e. citizen identification card (KTP), advocate license number, official record of the advocate’s oath-taking ceremony (berita acara sumpah) verified by the High Court to the E-Court Website. Registration will be verified by the Supreme Court and upon verification they will receive notification and become Registered Users. The Supreme Court has the authority to change date, suspend or revoke access to the E-Court.
It is widely recognised that Indonesian Court Administrative System is ineffective and time consuming, for instance to summon a disputing party, it can take two to three weeks. If the Court postpones the hearing, the party will receive the notification of postponement on the hearing date as there is no online notification system to inform the change of schedule to the disputing parties. Therefore, the Indonesian community, particularly legal practitioners welcome this breakthrough system and are looking forward to use the E-Court system.
This alert is for general information only and is not a substitute for legal advice.