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Short Update: UK Government requires courts to go remote

FairTrialsAdmin - March 30, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Court closures, Remote Justice

The UK Parliament passed the Coronavirus Act granting the judiciary emergency powers related to criminal justice. Commencing on 25 March, the Act will shift court proceedings away from in-person appearances to delivering services remotely. This includes conducting jury trials, bail hearings, and pre-trial detention decisions via video links. 

Court proceedings will also be made available for the public to access online, though it is currently not clear exactly how this will be achieved.

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