Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicVirtual courtroom

Topic: Virtual courtroom

As SC contemplates live telecast of hearings, Gujarat HC has been showing the way for long

A bench of the Gujarat High Court has been live streaming its hearings since October 2020 on YouTube. The channel has almost 34 lakh views in total.

Delhi HC has agreed, but lawyers divided over hybrid hearings via physical & virtual modes

While some lawyers are not in favour of physical hearings citing health and family reasons, a few lawyer associations have called for graded resumption of offline hearings.

Delhi High Court judge directs links of virtual hearings not be given to public, media

Justice Kait passed the directions in a criminal case after 'certain unidentified persons' joined the proceedings through video conferencing & could be heard talking continuously.

SC invites bids for system to allow virtual and physical hearings at the same time

Move to embrace technology for dispensation of justice has come amid the Covid-19 pandemic that compelled Supreme Court to switch to digital courts to hear cases.

Let virtual courts continue after pandemic, they are safer & faster, parliamentary panel says

Parliamentary panel headed by BJP MP Bhupender Yadav proposes to bring changes in law to make virtual courts a permanent feature, though many lawyers are against this.

SC could resume open court hearings thrice a week from September, on trial basis

Supreme Court has proposed a combination of physical and virtual proceedings. Open-court hearings will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

World’s largest trade fair going online shows face-to-face meets can’t be replaced

For many exhibitors, catching — and holding — the attention of browsing visitors online is much more difficult than in a physical setting.

Lawyers’ body urges CJI to resume physical hearings from July, says virtual courts not working

Supreme Court Advocate-On-Record Association expresses concern over staggered working of courts in the last 3 months and says it has left many lawyers in financial crisis.

Virtual courts won’t displace open hearings, but tech has potential: Justice Chandrachud

Addressing NALSAR students, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, who heads the Supreme Court's e-committee, said a model is being framed for live-streaming hearings.

One virtual court can hear 40 cases a day through video conferencing: Supreme Court

The fresh SOP issued Sunday by the top court stated that fresh cases, which could have been listed for hearing before the pandemic-triggered lockdown, will be listed and heard first.

On Camera

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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