The conversation – Courts are moving to video during coronavirus, but research shows it’s hard to get a fair trial remotely

Meredith Rossner et David Tait – chercheurs AJC – s’intéressent dans le cadre d’un article publié sur le site The conversation aux défis auxquels font face les tribunaux virtuels dans un contexte de pandémie mondiale.


In a sense, the courts have been preparing for an outbreak like this for some time. Witnesses and defendants routinely appear in court via video link, as do judicial officers in Northern Territory and South Australia courts. Tribunals have been using video for even longer. Our research, however, suggests that attempts to translate courtroom interactions to a video-mediated process do not always work. Introducing monitors into the courtroom requires a reimagining of courtroom spaces, social cues, symbols and performances.

 

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Ce contenu a été mis à jour le 20 avril 2020 à 12 h 21 min.