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Short Update: Greece’s courts resuming operations after easing of lockdown

FairTrialsAdmin - May 5, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Court closures, Delayed or accelerated proceedings

Greece’s Justice Minister Konstantinos Tsiaras announced on Monday that administrative, civil and criminal courts are gradually resuming operations and that this process will conclude on 15 June 2020. According to the Ministry the roadmap to reopening will look like this: 

6 May: The Council of State, the Court of Audit and regular administrative courts under the condition that lawyers submit electronically a statement that they do not wish to appear in person. 

1 June:  The above-mentioned courts will operate fully. Urgent cases involving temporary judicial protection and the publication of decisions continue as normal. Civil courts will be trying cases involving injunctions related to job or insurance protection. 

15 June: Criminal courts, which so far have only heard cases where temporary detentions have reached deadlines, will return to full operation. 

Courts related to property settlements resumed their operations last week after several weeks of suspension due to the coronavirus lockdown. 

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