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12:00 AM, May 21, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 21, 2020

Virtual courts a reality now!

Since late March, the regular activities of courts across the country remained suspended due to the ongoing pandemic. However, earlier this month, the president issued an ordinance allowing the courts to run their activities by using information technology, which I think is a very timely and praiseworthy initiative. This marks a new chapter in the history of our legal system. The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has already issued Practice Directives for the Appellate Division, the High Court Division and the subordinate courts for conducting judicial proceedings through video conferencing. Therefore, many people who were accused in criminal cases are now being able to secure bail despite the nationwide lockdown. I think this initiative will help us progress towards a sustainable e-judiciary in the days to come.

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