The world may not return to its old days;.


Ever since social distancing has become the norm, civil society is finding a way to adapt. Stores are marking distances, and people are working from home. But what about the justice system? Courts require lawyers, judges, witnesses to be involved, but can this be done under a pandemic?

The solution to this are E-Courts, and E-Hearings. With this method, lawyers can argue from their homes through Skype, witnesses can testify, and judges can give judgements through email. All documents can be uploaded on online portals, and notifications can come through texts. These methods are in Pakistan already, with cases like The State vs Sher Afzal (2016), where witnesses join through video link. COVID has increased the need for this, and the courts are...

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