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Short Update: Czech courts gradually getting back to normal operations

FairTrialsAdmin - June 1, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Court closures

After the Czech Government lifted the state of emergency on 17 May 2020, all emergency measures based thereunder lapsed as well. On 19 May 2020 the Czech Ministry of Justice, issued a new Recommendation no. MSP-15/2020-SDJ-SP/7on (replacing previous version dated 17 April 2020) which encourages the courts to keep returning to normal operation and proceed with all cases in due time regardless of their subject matter. However, the specific steps still remain at the discretion of the president of each court.  

In practice, courts usually request that anybody entering the court buildings wears a mask (or otherwise cover his/her nose and mouth) and undergoes temperature screening upon entry. As far as we are aware, some courts still use a "shift system" (i.e. only certain portion of judges and staff meet in the court building at the same time, in order to make sure that in case of any confirmed COVID-19 case, at least some personnel remains out of the quarantine) and home office arrangements. 

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