The NI Department of Justice consults on the future of audio and video hearings

  • FOIL
  • FOIL Northern Ireland

Although the use of virtual court hearings was a feature of the Northern Ireland civil justice regime prior to the pandemic, COVID 19 accelerated the NICTS Digital Modernisation Programme, to significantly increase the use of live video and live audio links for court hearings. The DOJ has now published an 85-page consultation paper to look beyond the pandemic and consider the future of ‘live links’ longer term.


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