The Ministry of Justice said there will be further evaluations of the use of remote hearings to help inform the longer-term use of audio and video technologies. 

The commitment was set out in the government’s response to the Justice Committee’s July 2020 report and recommendation on covid-19 and the impact on courts.

An intial evaluation is to explore issues including barriers for users such as those with disabilities or mental health issues. 

The findings are expected to be made available in early 2021.

In its report, the Justice Committee raised various concerns ranging from the urgent need to identify the effects of increased use of digital technology for the delivery of justice and the pa...

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