IT Justice portal CITIUS ‘collapses’

SFJ, the syndicate of court workers in the midst of industrial action today warned of serious consequences after IT Justice portal CITIUS ‘collapsed’ throughout the country. The failure will lead to further delays in the processing of cases, which are already hugely compromised, says the syndicate. The collapse occurred in the context of the start of ‘electronic sorting’ of cases through the country’s courts. The launch began, and promptly brought the whole system down. This is not the first time CITIUS’ smooth functioning has been compromised . Indeed it has collapsed on a number of occasions since its inception in 2009. In 2014, José Tribolet, president of INESC (the national institute of computer engineering), branded technicians in charge of CITIUS as “illiterates who have no idea what they are dealing with”.