All Articles: remote hearings
European Court of Human Rights considers fairness of remote hearings
In the case of Jallow v Norway (application no. 36516/19), the European Court of Human Rights looked at what is quite a familiar and popular topic at present: the fairness of conducting hearings remotely. In this case, the court found that the remote ...20th December 2021
Upper Tribunal revisits issue of permission for video evidence from abroad
Last week I set out some observations on the taking of evidence by videoconference from abroad. I pointed to substantial authority that, in the case of the willing litigant or witness outside the UK dialling up on Zoom, where no judicial assistance ( ...22nd November 2021
Does every Zoom witness abroad need foreign state permission to dial in?
Among the changes brought about by the pandemic has been greatly increased use of videoconferencing technology by immigration tribunals, including for the taking of evidence. This has made it much more viable for live evidence of appellants and other ...15th November 2021
Remote hearings in the immigration tribunal: what could possibly go wrong?
Over recent weeks we have all had to spend more of our personal and professional lives online. The justice system is also shifting towards holding hearings via live video or audio link wherever possible. Taking stock of what we stand to lose from the ...27th March 2020
Evidence by electronic means
An interesting case on the use of electronic means (telephone, video link, Skype, Morse, that sort of thing) has been determined in North Shields. As the tribunal comes close to saying, it is serendipitous that it should be here where this issue would ...24th November 2011