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Short Update: UK Parliament launches inquiry on court capacity

FairTrialsAdmin - July 30, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Court closures, Delayed or accelerated proceedings, Extended pre-trial detention

The UK House of Commons’ Justice Committee has published a report on the impact of COVID-19 on delays to court cases. The report found that the pandemic had had a major impact on the criminal justice system, and that technological solutions had not been effective in easing the caseload of criminal courts. It also highlighted that those held in pre-trial detention were being held for longer.  

The Justice Committee also announced today that it will be launching an inquiry on court capacity to find solutions to the problems highlighted in the report published today.  

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