Tag Archives: remote courts

Online Immigration Appeals

I once, on behalf of an organisation with which I was associated, plotted the take over of the Public Law Project (PLP). Last month, PLP published its latest study of online immigration appeals. Nothing better makes the point about the value of its continued autonomy. To interfere would have been crass to the level of … Continue reading Online Immigration Appeals

June 2020: stories you might have missed

1 June Algorithmic Injustice: a flawed automated system led Michigan to charge 40,000 people with unemployment fraud. 93 per cent of the cases were wrong.  1 June App: Chicago Tribune covers the Rentervention app, promoted as ‘a Chicago Tenant’s best friend’. 2 June Covid 19: US Legal Services Corporation promotes youtube briefing on the Covid … Continue reading June 2020: stories you might have missed

Remote court hearings: research and requirements

All courts which have shifted to remote hearings as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic will be monitoring progress. On Friday, we should get the (slightly delayed) report of the Rapid Consultation on this topic by the Civil Justice Council in England and Wales.  Meanwhile, four authors associated with the Public Law Project* (PLP) led … Continue reading Remote court hearings: research and requirements

This too shall pass: Remote Courts, A Transparency Charter and Open Justice Post-Covid

All round the world, courts and tribunals are moving from physical buildings to a virtual presence. In doing so, they are taking various views about appropriate technology, procedures and the extent to which they see this as a permanent or temporary move. In England Wales, the existing court modernisation programme has provided some preparation and … Continue reading This too shall pass: Remote Courts, A Transparency Charter and Open Justice Post-Covid

‘Justice must not trump efficiency’: Remote Courts, Covid 19 and the Justice Committee 

Covid 19 is causing disruption to courts around the globe. There has been a rush to go online. The House of Commons Justice Committee held a hearing this morning to establish the consequences. For us, there are, it would seem at least three. First, time should be up on articulations of national exceptionalism by domestic … Continue reading ‘Justice must not trump efficiency’: Remote Courts, Covid 19 and the Justice Committee