Subject 03: National Judiciary Informatics System (UYAP)

  • UYAP Applications in Civil Courts

In accordance with Article 445 of Law No. 6100 Code of Civil Procedure, the National Judiciary Information System (UYAP) is an informatics system created for the purpose of conducting judicial services electronically. In cases where lawsuits and other judicial proceedings are carried out in an electronic environment, data is recorded and stored using UYAP.

In an electronic environment, lawsuits can be initiated using a secured electronic signature, court fees and advances can be paid, and court files can be examined. In cases within the scope of this Law that require the preparation of physical records and documents, these can be prepared and sent electronically using a secured electronic signature. Records and documents created with a secured electronic signature are not sent physically, and no document copy is required.

In cases where a physical copy must be made from an electronic environment, the original is signed and sealed by the judge or the designated clerk, indicating that it is the same as the electronic document.

The deadline for transactions conducted in an electronic environment ends at the close of the day.

The procedures and principles for the use of UYAP in ongoing cases, uncontested litigation, provisional legal protection, and all other proceedings in courts are regulated by regulations.

  • The Use of UYAP

According to Article 5 titled “The Use of UYAP” in the Regulation of the Law on Judicial Procedures No. 28253 published in the Official Gazette on April 3, 2012:

All kinds of data, information, document flow, and documentation processes in the workflow of courts and legal departments, as well as all records, filing, storage, and archiving processes related to these processes and any transactions with external units with established compliance and cooperation, are carried out through the UYAP environment.

The president of the department, judge, member, chief clerk, and other staff are responsible for daily control of their task lists and for fulfilling the requirements of the current stage of the proceedings.

All kinds of documents physically provided to courts and legal departments are transferred to the electronic environment, recorded in the UYAP system, and sent to the relevant unit.

Parties, their attorneys, and other concerned individuals can send information and documents to courts or legal departments in electronic form via UYAP by signing them with a secured electronic signature.

Minutes, documents, and decisions are prepared in an electronic environment and, if necessary, signed by concerned parties with a secured electronic signature. Documents created in electronic form and signed with a secured electronic signature are sent to the units within the scope of UYAP in electronic form. They are not sent physically.

In cases where physical documents or decisions are prepared due to technical reasons, they are immediately transferred to the electronic environment after the obstacle is removed. They are signed by authorized persons with a secured electronic signature, recorded in UYAP, and, when necessary, sent to the relevant units through UYAP. The original copies of these documents and decisions, which are transferred to the electronic environment and sent to the relevant units, are kept in their respective places, and they are not sent physically. However, exceptions are made in cases where it is mandatory to examine the original documents. Documents that cannot be transferred to an electronic environment are stored in physical form and sent physically when necessary.

If documents prepared through UYAP and signed with a secured electronic signature cannot be sent electronically to external units, a physical copy is obtained. It is signed by a judge or a designated clerk, indicating that it is the same as the electronically signed original, and it is sent in physical form.

Deadlines for actions taken in an electronic environment end at the close of the day. To ensure that electronic transactions do not extend to the next day, they must be completed by 00:00.

Deadlines for actions taken in physical form end at the end of working hours.

According to Article 5/4 of the Regulation on the Execution of Administrative and Administrative Affairs Services of Regional Courts and Administrative and Judicial Courts with Public Prosecutors, unless deemed necessary, information, documents, and records obtained from external informatics systems such as population records, land registry, and judicial records through UYAP are not separately requested in physical form. 

Information and documents sent from UYAP to external informatics systems are not sent separately in physical form unless required.

  • To File a Lawsuite

In the 8th, 9th, and 10th paragraphs of Article 36 of the Regulation on the Code of Civil Procedure, provisions regarding filing a lawsuit through UYAP are stipulate;.

“For individuals to be able to file a lawsuit through the UYAP Citizen Information System (Citizen Portal) and legal entity representatives through the UYAP Institution Information System, they are required to have an electronic signature. The trial fees and advance expenses for lawsuits initiated in electronic format by individuals and legal entities are transferred to the bank account associated with the court treasury in electronic format. These transactions can also be carried out using credit cards or similar payment methods. A lawsuit is considered to be initiated on the date the petition is recorded in the system. As a result of the procedure, a notification form that the applicant can access electronically is generated.

Attorneys can initiate lawsuits through UYAP by using a secured electronic signature. In this process, manually signed documents are not required. Attorneys must possess a secured electronic signature to file lawsuits through the UYAP Attorney Information System. Trial fees and advance expenses are electronically transferred to the court treasury account at the time of filing the lawsuit. Additionally, these transactions can be facilitated through bar association cards or credit cards. A lawsuit is considered to be initiated on the date the petition is recorded in the system. A notification form that the applicant can access electronically is generated upon completion of the procedure.

Lawsuits can be initiated in the physical environment during working hours and in the electronic environment until 00:00.

  • Preservation of the Judgment

In accordance with Article 56 of the Regulation on the Turkish Civil Procedure Code, a judgment prepared in electronic format is signed with a secured electronic signature by the participating judges and the court clerk and stored in the UYAP database. Furthermore, a hard copy of the judgment is signed by the participating judges and the court clerk, sealed with the court’s seal, and preserved in the case file.

  • E-Hearing

What is E-Hearing?

The e-hearing application commenced through UYAP on September 15, 2020, in a limited scope. Over time, the e-hearing system has been developed and is now available in all 81 provinces.

To request an e-hearing, a court session is inquired through UYAP, and a request is made with a statement of reasons for the hearing to be conducted in an electronic environment. Subsequently, if the e-hearing request is approved by the judge, the hearing is conducted in an electronic environment via video conferencing.

The Regulation on Conducting Hearings through the Transmission of Sound and Image in Civil Courts, as per Article 3, defines e-hearing as “the ability for parties or their representatives to participate in legal proceedings, make procedural actions from their respective locations simultaneously through the transmission of sound and image; the ability to hear witnesses, experts, and other relevant parties.”

In the application of e-hearings, as stipulated in Article 4 of the Regulation, the following principles are taken into consideration, in addition to the fundamental principles governing civil litigation, such as discretion, presentation by the parties, submission to request, transparency, procedural economy, duty of honesty and truthfulness, right to a legal hearing, application of Turkish law ex officio, the judge’s duty to illuminate the case, and principles related to the conduct and management of the proceedings:

  1. a) Ensuring information security.
  2. b) Protection of personal data.
  3. c) Ensuring service quality.

ç) Compliance with national and international standards.’’

According to Article 5/3 of the Regulation on Conducting Hearings in Civil Courts via Transmission of Sound and Image; during e-Hearings, information, documents, and evidence can be instantly transmitted via UYAP.

  • UYAP Applications in Criminal Courts 
  • In Criminal Proceedings within UYAP

Article 38/A of the Criminal Procedure Code No. 5271 regulates “Electronic Transactions” as follows:

(1) The National Judiciary Network Information System (UYAP) is used for all kinds of criminal procedure transactions. All data, information, documents, and decisions related to these transactions are processed, recorded, and stored through UYAP.

(2) With the exceptions indicated in the laws, files can be examined in UYAP using secure electronic signatures, and all kinds of criminal procedure transactions can be performed.

(3) All kinds of documents and decisions that are envisaged to be physically prepared within the scope of this Law can be electronically created, processed, stored, and signed with a secure electronic signature.

(4) Documents and decisions signed with a secure electronic signature are sent to other individuals or institutions electronically. Unless necessary, documents or decisions sent with a secure electronic signature are not separately prepared in physical form and not sent to relevant institutions and individuals.

(5) In cases where an electronically signed document conflicts with a manually signed document, the document with a secure electronic signature registered in UYAP is considered valid.

(6) In documents and decisions signed with a secure electronic signature, the provisions requiring multiple copies specified in the laws through sealing are not applied.

(7) Documents or decisions that have been physically prepared due to mandatory reasons are scanned by authorized individuals and transferred to UYAP, and when necessary, sent to relevant units electronically.

(8) In cases where it is necessary to produce a physical copy from an electronic environment, the original document is signed and sealed by the judge, public prosecutor, or the authorized person by indicating that it is the same as the original.

(9) Deadlines for electronically conducted procedures expire at the end of the day.

(10) Information, documents, and records obtained from external information systems such as population, land registry, and judicial records through UYAP, which judicial units need, are not requested in physical form unless mandatory. Information and documents sent from UYAP to external information systems are not sent in physical form unless mandatory.

(11) The procedures and principles for conducting criminal procedure transactions in UYAP are regulated by regulations to be issued by the Ministry of Justice.

  • UYAP Applications in the Execution and Bankruptcy Law

Article 8 of Law No. 2004 on Execution and Bankruptcy Law includes provisions on “Electronic Transactions” as follows:

(1) The National Judiciary Network Information System is used for all kinds of execution and bankruptcy proceedings, and all data, information, documents, and decisions are processed, recorded, and stored through the National Judiciary Network Information System.

(2) Electronically generated data created with a secure electronic signature according to the procedure have the legal status of a document. A secure electronic signature has the same evidential power as a handwritten signature and can be used in place of a handwritten signature for transactions unless explicitly prohibited by the law, except for transactions that cannot be performed with a secure electronic signature under the law. Provisions regarding multiple copies and sealing procedures specified in the law do not apply to documents and decisions created with a secure electronic signature.

(3) Documents or decisions prepared in physical form due to mandatory reasons are signed with a secure electronic signature by authorized individuals and transferred to the National Judiciary Network Information System when necessary, and they are sent to relevant units through the National Judiciary Network Information System. The originals of documents and decisions sent in this manner and transferred to the electronic environment are kept in the sending execution and bankruptcy office, and they are not sent in physical form unless necessary. However, exceptions are made for cases where it is mandatory to examine the original document.

(4) In cases where a physical copy needs to be obtained from electronic environment, the document is signed and sealed by the execution manager or the designated personnel, indicating that it is the same as the original.

(5) Deadlines for electronically conducted procedures expire at the end of the day.

(6) Creditors can inquire about the file details and the assets, rights, or receivables of the debtor through the National Judiciary Network Information System, via integrated information systems with this system, for a fee. The amount of this fee is adjusted each year in line with the revaluation rate determined and announced in accordance with Article 298 of the Revaluation Law No. 213 dated 4/1/1961 for the previous year. The Ministry of Justice is authorized to increase or decrease this fee up to five times and exempt a certain number of inquiries from the fee, both on a daily and file-specific basis. Government agencies within the scope of general administration are exempt from this fee, and the same inquiry from the same file up to five times within one day is also exempt from the fee. The fee collected in this context is collected in accordance with the procedures to be determined by the Ministry of Justice and cannot be charged to the debtor as enforcement expenses.

(7) The procedures and principles for conducting electronic transactions through the National Judiciary Network Information System are regulated by regulations issued by the Ministry of Justice.

  • Applications of the Administrative Procedure Act with UYAP

In accordance with Article 31 of Law No. 2577 on the Administrative Procedure Act, cases where the provisions of the Civil Procedure Law and the Tax Procedure Law will be applied include the following situations:

In matters not covered by this law, the provisions of the Civil Procedure Law are applied for issues such as the judge’s satisfaction and disqualification from the case, competency, intervention by third parties, notification of the case, representatives of the parties, waiver and acceptance, security, counterclaim, expert witnesses, inspection, determination of evidence, trial costs, legal aid cases, and actions to be taken during the trial against actions of the parties that may disrupt the peace and order of the court. However, the notification of the case and the selection of expert witnesses are made ex officio by the Council of State, court, or judge.

The Ministry of Justice updated the UYAP Citizen Portal and Attorney Portal to include Council of State files. With the update on January 7, 2022, the opportunity to file cases with the Council of State Chambers as the first-instance court was provided on the UYAP Citizen Portal and Attorney Portal. Additionally, the update allows for the examination of files in the Council of State Chambers and the submission of documents to Council of State files, as well as the payment of fees and postage expenses through these applications

  • UYAP Portals (Information Systems)
  • Citizen Portal

The Citizen Portal is a service provided by the Ministry of Justice for citizens throughout Turkey to electronically track cases in all judicial and administrative courts, as well as execution offices.

Citizens can access the UYAP Citizen Portal using four options: e-Government password, e-signature, mobile signature, and e-Government. Through this portal, they can track information related to all of their cases across Turkey.

Citizens can visit the website https://vatandas.uyap.gov.tr/index.html. Those without an e-signature or mobile signature can use only their e-Government password to access the UYAP Citizen Portal. Using this portal, they can view key information about case files being processed in judicial and administrative judicial units, such as the subject of the case, its value, the parties involved, its stage, hearing dates, and whether the file has been referred to the Court of Cassation, among other details.

Online Transactions

E-Government Password

E-Signature 

M-Signature

Criminal Record Checking

Associating Power of Attorney Lawyer with the File

File Inquiry

Viewing File Contents

Constitutional Court Individual Application Inquiry

Courts of Cassation File Inquiry

Document Verification

Council of State File Inquiry

Mediation Case Application Translation

Filing a Lawsuit

Filing an Administrative Lawsuit

Filing a Lawsuit in the Council of State Chambers as a Court of First Instance

 

Application to the Prosecutor’s Office

Appeal against Traffic Fine/Administrative Monetary Penalty

Appeal to the Peace Criminal Judgeship

Sending Documents to the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office

   

Fee Calculation

Submitting a Petition

Submitting Documents

Paying for Execution File

Hiding a File

  • Lawyer Portal

The LawyerInformation System (Lawyer Portal) developed within the scope of UYAP provides online judicial services to lawyers via the internet. The necessary information for using this service can be found in the Lawyer Portal.

Lawyers access the UYAP Lawyer Portal using electronic signatures or mobile signatures.

Lawyers can view, within the scope of their authorization, lawsuit files for which they hold a power of attorney (and also lawsuit files without a power of attorney by obtaining approval from the relevant judge). They can make copies from these files, access data related to the parties in these files within the UYAP integration (such as personal identification records, social security records, vehicle registration records, etc.), add documents to lawsuit files in the system using electronic signatures, open new lawsuit files, and make online payments for fees and expenses.

 

Online Transactions

M-Signature

E-Signature 

MTS Transaction

Conducting Execution Proceedings

Filing a Lawsuit

Filing an Administrative Lawsuit

Filing a Lawsuit in the Execution Criminal Court

Filing a Lawsuit as a First Instance Court in the Council of State Chambers

Objection to Administrative Fines and Traffic Fines

Submitting a Complaint Petition to the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office

Submitting Documents to the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office

File Inquiry

Procedural Steps

Transferred File Inquiry

Mediation File Application

Sending a Power of Attorney

Sending a Response Petition

Appeal to the Peace Criminal Judgeship

File Procedures (Legal/Criminal/Enforcement Office)

Enforcement File Procedures

Payment Procedures

Transaction Inquiry

Payment Transaction Inquiry

Trial Inquiry

Trial Monitoring List

Query for Auction Day

Council of State File Inquiry

Individual Application Inquiry

Court of Cassation Case Inquiry”

Fee Calculation

  • Institution Portal

“Institution Portal” is a service provided by the Ministry of Justice in Turkey that allows private companies or public institutions to track the lawsuit files they are parties to in all judicial and administrative courts, as well as execution offices throughout Turkey over the internet.

The UYAP Institution Portal eliminates the need to physically visit courthouses to obtain information about lawsuit details, saving time, effort, and labor costs. It provides a more effective way to access the judiciary, facilitating the easy and accurate determination of legal deadlines and expediting the resolution of court cases. Additionally, it helps in organizing and monitoring court proceedings, preventing potential legal losses and unnecessary grievances in this regard.

Online Transactions

M-Signature

E-Signature

To track documents

Execution, legal, and administrative judiciary files payments.

Querying files related to the institution

Accessing statistical information related to the file

Viewing the distribution of files by their types

Viewing the distribution of files by provinces

Reports prepared for the file

To track a file

File consolidation request

Querying Transferred Case Files

Querying Court of Cassation Case Files

Reporting a File

E-sales portal

Trial inquiry

Perform procedural actions

Process payments

MTS Transaction

To use the UYAP Institution Portal, it is not necessary for institutions to have power of attorney lawyers for the file or to be defined in the system.

  • UYAP Expert Portal

https://bilirkisi.uyap.gov.tr/main/bilirkisi.jsp

The Expert Portal of UYAP is a service offered by the Ministry of Justice that enables individuals acting as expert witnesses in the Turkish judiciary to electronically monitor their case-related activities without the need for physical visits to the courthouse

 

Online Transactions

E-Signature

M-Signature

Receiving Files

Viewing File Content

Submitting Reports and Supplementary Reports

Sending Preliminary Report

Withdrawal from the File

Viewing File Fees

Accessing Statistical Information

  • UYAP Mediator Portal

https://bilirkisi.uyap.gov.tr/main/arabulucu.jsp

It is a system dedicated to files related to the method of mediation, which is an alternative dispute resolution method for private law disputes, applicable in pre-court, court, and post-court stages. Files are opened and submitted through offices, mediation processes are tracked and concluded, and the system is exclusively accessible to registered mediators.

 

Online Transactions

E-Government Password

E-Signature

M-Signature

Exam Application

File Opening

x

File Inquiry

x

Obtaining Mediator Report

x

Correspondence with the Presidency

x

Adding Final Report, Meeting Minutes, Power of Attorney, and Authorization Objection to the File

x

Reviewing/Downloading File Reports

x

Accepting/Rejecting Incoming Tasks

x

File Statistics Information

x

  • UYAP Conciliator Portal

https://bilirkisi.uyap.gov.tr/main/uzlastirmaci.jsp

Conciliation, involves the legal process where, in cases falling under its scope, the suspect or defendant, along with the victim or the injured party, agree in accordance with the procedures and principles set out in the law and regulations.

Reconciliation It refers to the process of resolving the dispute through the agreement of the suspect or defendant, victim, the injured party, or their legal representatives in cases falling under the scope of mediation, as arranged by the mediator in accordance with the law and regulations.

The UYAP Mediator Portal allows mediators to carry out their operations online.

Online Transactions

E-Government Password

E-Signature

M-Signature

Opening a New File

Adding a Meeting Report to the File

Adding the Final Report

Sending the Renewal Training Certificate and Dues Receipt

Corresponding with the Department Head

Examining/Downloading File Reports

  • UYAP Mobile Applications 

Within the framework of the Judicial Reform Strategy, two new applications have been added to the mobile applications developed by the Ministry’s Directorate General of Informatics, bringing the total number of mobile applications to 11. The total number of users for UYAP Mobile and UYAP Legislation Mobile, which were launched in 2021, has reached 75,985.

  • UYAP Mobile Legislation Application

The UYAP Legislation Program, prepared by the Ministry of Justice Information Processing Department Presidency, is offered to users for free in the mobile environment under the name “UYAP MOBILE LEGISLATION.”

The UYAP Mobile Legislation Application occupies approximately 1.8 GB of storage space on your device when all legislation and case law data are downloaded. Daily update packages can be up to 1 MB. Suggestions, requests, and complaints about the program can be sent via email to mobile@adalet.gov.tr.

The UYAP Mobile Legislation Application provides easy access to the following content using various search criteria;

For Daily Updated Legislation:Legislation Type, Legislation Name, Legislation Number, Legislation Content, Official Gazette Date, Official Gazette Number, For Over 38,000 High Judiciary Case Law:Case Law Type, Text Content,Department/Board Name, Main Number, Decision Number, Search Term. The application offers the most up-to-date legislation with daily updates, previous versions of amended law texts, and the ability to search legislation and case law based on text content. 

With the UYAP Mobile Legislation Application, you can access the following features and content:

  • Daily updates to provide the most current legislation.
  • Access to previous versions of amended law texts.
  • The ability to search legislation and case law based on text content.
  • Access to all Constitutional Court decisions.
  • European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judgments related to Turkey.
  • Precedent decisions of the Court of Cassation and Council of State.
  • Decisions of the Court of Jurisdictional Conflicts.
  • UYAP Celse Mobile Application

As part of the ongoing efforts to facilitate and enhance the participation of lawyers, who are fundamental components of the legal system, in judicial activities, various new applications are being introduced in addition to the Attorney Portal Information System. In this context, the CELSE mobile application, which is compatible with UYAP, has been developed by the Presidency’s technical team and made available for use by lawyers.

This initiative aims to streamline legal proceedings and improve the involvement of lawyers in the judicial process through the utilization of technology.

ELSA application provides two methods for access:

– Access via the “UYAP Information” > “My Information” > “Mobile User Operations” menu in the UYAP Attorney Information System, where a password is created and the application is accessed with the TC Identification number.

– Access can be achieved using the E-Government portal with a mobile signature. In this case, within the CELSE application, features that are not active when accessed with a password, such as viewing and downloading all case documents, participating in E-Hearings, and submitting excuses, will become active.

               

       

         

To increase the variety of services offered to lawyers and facilitate their tracking of legal proceedings, the “CELSE” (Mobile Attorney Information System), which was prepared by the technical team of the Ministry of Justice Information Processing Department in a short period of one month in accordance with the requirements of the era, was introduced to lawyers on April 5, 2018, during the celebration of Lawyers’ Day in Afyonkarahisar.

Lawyers can download the “CELSE” application for free from the AppStore and Google Play Store. After installing the application on devices such as Android or iOS smartphones, tablets, and others, they can log in to the application by creating the necessary passwords through the UYAP Attorney Portal Information System.

Source: https://esatis.uyap.gov.tr/main/destek/celse-mobil-kullanim.pdf  

With the “CELSE” application, lawyers can perform the following actions for the cases they represent:

– Listing and searching for execution and lawsuit files, viewing party and attorney information, and file cover details, tracking document transactions, and viewing documents in UDF format with the option for document viewing and downloading using mobile signatures.

– Listing hearings on selected dates, viewing hearings in real-time, daily, and monthly, accessing file details, and submitting excuses or e-hearing requests. With a mobile signature and by downloading the E-Hearing application, lawyers can participate in e-hearings.

– Listing hearings for a selected court unit and viewing real-time hearing information, allowing them to track all court hearings instantly.

– Performing operations to view hearing information through the calendar and updating contact information in the UYAP system.

– Lawyers can customize notification settings based on their preferences to determine which court proceedings will trigger notifications through the application.

With a mobile signature, lawyers can view the contents of the case file.

– In the ordinary update of UYAP in September 2021, the Celse application enables the notification of case cancellation to the attorneys through mobile devices when a hearing is canceled in the file.

– Additionally, lawyers can use “CELSE” to inquire about auction dates and use the application as an agenda tool.

– If, for any reason, a judge assigned to a hearing cannot attend, the judicial assignment screen, used by the Judicial and Administrative Justice Commissions, records the reason and date of assignment when another judge is assigned. When judge leave information is entered into the system, lawyers can quickly and accurately access judge leave details.

The “CELSE” application is open to further development, and in the future, new services required by users will be added to the application.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5UFBMwSZcc 

  • UYAP Document Editor Mobile Application

Prepared by the General Directorate of Information Processing of the Ministry of Justice, the UYAP Document Editor has been made available to you, our users, for free in mobile format.

The UYAP Document Editor application is designed to view UDF documents created in the UYAP system.

With the UDF documents you’ve downloaded to your iOS/Android device, you can easily open them by clicking on the relevant UDF file, either from within the application, from other applications (not all applications are supported), or from the iOS Files application.

With UYAP Document Editor, you can:

  • View any UDF document with content like images and tables
  • Search the content within the displayed UDF document
  • Extract UDF document content as a PDF
  • Use the preview extension to preview UDF content from WhatsApp* or email applications
  • E-Adalet Mobile Application

Usage of the e-Justice Citizen Application:

1- To use the e-Justice citizen mobile application, you first need to create a password at https://vatandas.uyap.gov.tr.

2- Select the “Mobile User Operations” menu under the “Personal Information” menu.

3- Create a password that is unique to you and will be used only in the e-Justice citizen application.

4- Read and accept the e-Justice citizen agreement. Check the confirmation box and click the save button.

5- Open the e-Justice citizen application and log in with your Turkish Republic ID number and the password you created.

The e-Justice Citizen (Mobile Citizen Information System) has been developed with the goal of enabling our citizens to access the judiciary electronically and make the best use of judicial services more quickly. With this application, citizens will be able to access the cases and proceedings in which they are involved in all judicial and administrative units across Turkey, as well as view case cover details and hearing information on their mobile devices. Here are some of the features of the application:

  1. View and Update UYAP Information
  2. File Inquiry
  3. View Case Cover, File Parties, and Attorney Information
  4. Hearing Inquiry
  5. Hearing Tracking
  6. Calendar
  • E-Duruşma Mobile Application 

E-Hearing is an application that allows authorized users to participate in court hearings through video conferencing infrastructure in an electronic environment.

E-Hearing enables various parties, especially lawyers, to remotely participate in any stage of a trial, leading to time and effort savings. This is particularly significant during the pandemic period as it reduces the need for travel and physical interaction.

Please note that E-Hearing is an intermediary application developed within the Ministry of Justice. You cannot directly use the application; it allows you to participate in approved hearings via the lawyer portal or the Celse application.

Requests for E-Hearing can be made through UYAP mobile applications, the lawyer or citizen portal at least two working days before the hearing date. The judge will decide on the acceptance or rejection of the E-Hearing request at least one working day before the hearing date.

In cases where a party, witness, expert, or others may face difficulty attending the court due to illness, age, or disability, they may be allowed to participate in the hearing from their place of residence or institution using the E-Hearing system. Furthermore, the court may decide to hear witnesses, experts, or other parties via the E-Hearing system in cases where parties cannot freely dispose of the matter.

To participate in an E-Hearing, the requesting party’s lawyer can attend from their law firm, a designated section of the bar association, a designated place within the courthouse, or any other suitable location. The same applies to witnesses, experts, and other concerned individuals whose E-Hearing participation has been decided by the court.

The location for E-Hearing must be free from any interference or guidance, allowing the observer to accurately observe facial expressions, body language, attitudes, and behaviors, and listen to what is being said.

E-Hearing has the same legal consequences as hearings held in the presence of the court. In cases where the court deems it necessary, it may decide to record the E-Hearing, with the recordings being stored for two weeks in the Central Registration System. After this period, the data on the Central Registration System will be irreversibly deleted. Recordings obtained in this manner cannot be published anywhere without the express permission of the court and relevant individuals.

For seamless use of the application, it is recommended to have a connection speed of approximately 10 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload for a conference with up to three participants, depending on the number of participants in the hearing. If possible, using a wireless network can provide a more efficient video conferencing experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8vX_u86xOs 

  • E-Uzlaştırmacı Mobile Application 

The Mobile Mediator Information System, developed by the Ministry of Justice Information Processing General Directorate, is now available.

This application, designed for mediators, aims to provide them with faster access to the judiciary in an electronic environment, allowing them to make the best use of judicial services. Mediators can use this application to view the cases assigned to them, accept or reject them, and access general information about these cases.

  • E-Arabulucu Mobile Application

Thanks to the Arbitration Mobile and Mediator Mobile applications, users can view the cases assigned to them, access case cover information, and accept or reject cases through the application. Users can also receive notifications when new cases are assigned. These applications allow users to download party information, case-related documents, and notifications to their mobile devices.

In addition, the Expert Mobile application enables experts to receive notifications when new cases are assigned, view case cover information, party information, and the cases they have accepted, and download documents to their mobile devices.

As previously known, the Ministry of Justice has also launched applications developed by its own staff, such as the Attorney Portal, Celse, Citizen Portal, e-Justice, Institution Portal, Expert Portal, Mediator Portal, and SMS Information System. The updates and security of these applications are also entirely managed by the Ministry of Justice’s Information Processing General Directorate staff.

  • E-Bilirkişi Mobile Application

The Expert Mobile application, developed by the Ministry of Justice’s Information Processing General Directorate, has been in use since 2020. 

With this application, experts will be able to:

1- Receive notifications when assignments are received.

2- View case cover information, party information, and the cases they have accepted, and download documents to their mobile devices.

3- Access the mobile application by defining the login password through the “Mobile User Operations” menu in the Expert Portal.

4- Update personal information, request an extension, and submit the expert report prepared through the mobile application, all of which will soon be available through the application.

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