Government approves ordinance to introduce court proceedings via videoconferencing
The government of Bangladesh has approved an ordinance to introduce court proceedings via videoconferencing amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
On Thursday, the cabinet has given the final approval to the 2020 ordinance on the use of information technology by courts, at a meeting led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said in a televised message on Thursday.
According to the existing law, the plaintiffs, defendants and their legal counsels must attend the court proceedings physically to run a trial.
Like many other countries, Bangladesh has enforced a lockdown since March 26 closing all government and private offices and banning mass gatherings.
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