Category Archives: remote courts

Gas stations, the rule of law and Covid 19 court best practice.

Let’s cut to the chase. This post is about the value of bringing together common experience around the world on remote courts with the purpose of establishing best practice – for courts, judges, representatives and litigants. But, first, we have a diversion on the value of the rule of law – a topic of considerable … Continue reading Gas stations, the rule of law and Covid 19 court best practice.

Video Court Hearings Evaluation: cautious, positive and partial

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has published the final report of an independent evaluation of video hearings in England and Wales by researchers at the London School of Economics. HMCTS’s summarises: ‘new report shows video hearings service convenient, robust and easy to use’. Deep students of the subject may remember that this report … Continue reading Video Court Hearings Evaluation: cautious, positive and partial

Remote Courts and the consequences of ending ‘practical obscurity’

A report from a US privacy advocacy group – the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project or STOP – picks up on some of the concerns Katherine Alteneder expressed in an interview published earlier this week. This is the issue of the balance between the conflicting demands of open justice and  privacy. Practical Obscurity: an odd but … Continue reading Remote Courts and the consequences of ending ‘practical obscurity’