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e-Litigation Platform- to Ensure Uninterrupted Access to Justice

Date Enacted: April 2021
Country: Bhutan
Region: South Asia

Bhutan’s judiciary launched an “e-Litigation platform” in order “enable virtual hearing of cases” for the purpose of “ensur[ing] uninterrupted access to justice particularly for remote, far-flung communities during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.” The platform “will be piloted in seven courts covering 26 benches” including “the Supreme Court, the High Court, and the Sakteng Dungkhag Court among others” and “will be integrated with the existing community services” to “make access to judicial services easier for the people in rural communities.”