n Mousaion - Managing court records : a survey of records-keeping practices in selected countries

Volume 27, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0027-2639



: To review issues influencing the management of court records in certain countries.

. Recent literature on the management of court records in conjunction with the author's research into the management of court records in Botswana.
: Concludes that, in the past, the management of court records in the countries surveyed has been problematic. However, new initiatives - including the introduction of electronic record-keeping systems - have been implemented and are now proving their worth.
. Effective management of court records is crucial to the administration of justice and there is a need to pay closer attention to the management of court records.
: This paper brings together issues that have been researched by other researchers and provides an overview of court record-keeping practices in developing countries in Africa, Singapore and South America.

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