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ICJ delegation visits Beijing Internet Court

english.bjinternetcourt.gov.cn | Updated: 2019-08-05


Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, president of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), along with ICJ vice-president Xue Hanqin and two other officials, visited Beijing Internet Court on Jul 31.


Zhang Wen(R 1st), president of Beijing Internet Court meets the ICJ delegation on Jul 31. [Photo/Beijing Internet Court]

The officials visited the online lawsuit experience zone, online courtrooms and the case filing hall of the Beijing Internet Court, fully experiencing the cutting-edge technologies applied in the smart court, including a facial recognition system, a voice recognition system, e-signatures, blockchain technology, smart court filing generation equipment as well as AI virtual judges.

During the meeting, Yusuf applauded Beijing Internet Court for their mode of whole-process online case handling, saying that the court, with its openness and pioneering spirit, has laid the groundwork for the future mode of judicial activities. He suggested that the court should enhance its global self-promotion so that legal practitioners around the world could benefit from its experience.


Zhang Wen, president of Beijing Internet Court talks with ICJ President Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf. [Photo/Beijing Internet Court]

Xu pointed out that the development of Beijing Internet Court will not only make the process of dispute settlement more efficient, but also have a far-reaching impact on Chinese people's awareness of the rule of law and its progress in China.

Zhang Wen, president of Beijing Internet Court, said that as a pioneer in cyberspace governance, the Beijing Internet Court has been playing an important role in the rule-making and governance of internet space as well as the protection of internet technologies and industries. 

Zhang pointed out that the Beijing Internet Court has always been devoted to the deep integration of justice with technology, enabling the running of legal procedures on the internet and getting people accustomed to online case handling.