Procedural Law in a Time of Pandemic: Australian Courts’ Response to COVID-19
in "Legal Responses to the Coronavirus Pandemic" (2021 Forthcoming)
12 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2020
Date Written: July 2, 2020
This chapter considers how Australian courts have responded to the coronavirus pandemic as a matter of criminal and civil procedure. Although the diverse nature of the Australian judiciary makes it impossible to provide a detailed analysis of all actions taken nationwide, the chapter nevertheless provides a general overview of the procedural protocols and case law adopted in response to COVID-19 so as to preserve the lessons learned during this period for future reformers based in Australia and beyond.
Keywords: civil procedure, criminal procedure, judges, courts, mediation, online dispute resolution, COVID-19, coronavirus
JEL Classification: K10, K30, K41
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