Crown Court: Video Conferencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 30 September 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enable Crown Court proceedings to be viewed remotely from outside the court estate.

Photo of Baroness Scott of Bybrook Baroness Scott of Bybrook Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

Open justice is a fundamental principle in our courts and tribunals system and will continue to be so as we increase the use of audio and video technology.

Since the introduction of the Coronavirus Act, any hearing participant or member of the public may, with the permission of the judge, join a hearing remotely from outside the court estate, using an internet enabled device to access the Cloud Video Platform.

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