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Short Update: The Czech Republic restricts court activity to “essential services”

admin - April 10, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Court closures, Delayed or accelerated proceedings

Based on the Government Decree no. 69/2020, on 13th March 2020 the Ministry of Justice issued a Recommendation on the functioning of courts regarding declared state of emergency which, among others, asked the courts to postpone all unnecessary hearings and allow employees to work from home.

In practice, all court activity is limited as much as possible and hearings are not being scheduled, with the exception of detention hearings and cases where the statute of limitations might otherwise lapse.

Following the Recommendation, the courts have issued decrees, which restrict access to court buildings and request communication and the filing of documents to be done by e-mail, fax or similar means.

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