These documents detail the way courts from across the world are responding to the COVID 19 pandemic and is a collaborative effort of the SIFoCC membership. They provide a concise snap shot of the different ways in which justice systems have adapted in the current circumstances, and the future implications.
The Memorandum examines the ways in which fair and open justice can be maintained and the range of technologies being used to do so. This SIFoCC work product goes some way in providing a detailed list of specific issues that the world’s courts are taking into account on subjects such as online hearings, and which will be important for the future.
Lord Thomas, Chair of the SIFoCC Steering Group and former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales has said about the COVID Memorandum ‘This Memorandum demonstrates the importance of Commercial Courts working closely through the Standing International Forum to share information and best practice. This strengthens the ability of Commercial Courts worldwide to support national and international trade and business and uphold the rule of law. We are extremely grateful to SIFoCC members around the world who enabled the assembly of this Memorandum so quickly’.