Justice in Times of COVID-19
May 20, 2020
28 May 2020
As the world faces the COVID-19, strong institutions have proved to be instrumental in holding together the economic and social frameworks in countries across the globe. Hence, today more than ever, along with the governments, healthcare and security systems, the judiciaries and courts are an important pillar in the steel-frame of all nations.
By means of the ‘Justice in Times of COVID-19’ Webinar on 28 May 2020, first in the series of Webinars hosted by the Judicial Integrity Network in ASEAN, we seek to enhance court excellence in the region by providing a platform for knowledge sharing and discussion on how courts in ASEAN have adapted operations, the challenges and successes thereof, to ensure access to justice, transparency and fair trials for citizens during the pandemic.
With rich contributions from Honourable justices from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore, this document provides an overview of how court operations in these countries have undergone alterations amidst the outbreak. These insights also highlight some practices that courts have prioritized and scaled-up like e-filling and e-reviewing of case-documents, so that justice continues to be delivered to those in need.
We are very grateful to the legal luminaries for their time and effort in sharing these resources with us.