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Cuba and Spain strengthen collaboration in legal matters

Havana, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ministry of Justice and the Association of Administrative Managers of Spain signed a collaboration agreement on Monday to promote digitalization and computerization in the exercise of justice and the training of professionals in the sector.

Cuban Minister of Justice Oscar Silvera said that the agreement strengthens collaboration between justice entities from both nations and covers several fundamental axes, including the provision of computer equipment to facilitate legal procedures and services to the Cuban population.

Silvera pointed out that a scanner is already in Cuba to speed up the digitalization of the Civil Registry books, the most demanded service in the country.

The agreement also includes Cuban justice institutions like the Union of Jurists and the National Organization of Collective Law Firms, which will benefit from the expertise from this Spanish institution in terms of procedures, attention to citizens and computerization and automation of technical-legal processes, to create and strengthen services.

At the same time, it will provide highly-skilled specialists for a better exercise of law on behalf of the people, Silvera noted.

The Cuban minister underscored the daily commitment to citizens and the country to simplify processes and eliminate obstacles, which is based on computerization, but also on management efficiency, better performance and, mainly, the hard work of the workers of the profession to do better every day.

The president of the General Council of the Association of Administrative Managers of Spain, Fernando Santiago Ollero, stated that the deal enables the participation of Cuban jurists in preparation and training courses in Spain, as a reward for the quality of their work and for a better knowledge of law and higher professional skills.

The professionals of the guild will have access to credentials to receive courses telematically, he added.

Another essential aspect of great interest for the Cuban population is linked to the articulation between Cuban and Spanish entities for greater efficiency and accessibility in the legalization of documents related to the Law of Democratic Memory, Ollero pointed out.

He also pointed out that in the future, Cuban citizens will safely process the legalization services before specialized law firms, which would alleviate the increasing demand for this service at Spain’s Consulate General in Havana.

Collaboration includes an important donation of bibliography to the Law School of the University of Havana.