Draft Rules for Live-Streaming Court Proceedings

The final decision to allow Live-streaming of the Proceedings or any portion thereof will be made by the Bench.
Sheena

Updated: Jun 14, 2021 11:43:00 am

14 June 2021 Current Affairs:The Supreme Court has issued the Draft Model Rules for Court proceeding's Live-Streaming and Recording.  The Rules are part of the National Policy and Action Plan for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Implementation in the Judiciary. In Swapnil Tripathi v Supreme Court of India (2018), the Supreme Court ruled in favour of live-streaming the proceedings at the apex court. It determined that live streaming proceedings are part of the right to access justice guaranteed by Article 21.

Highlights:
♦ Except for cases involving matrimonial disputes, gender-based violence, or minors, all proceedings in high courts can be televised.
♦ The final decision to allow Live-streaming of the Proceedings or any portion thereof will be made by the Bench.
♦ Court proceedings can be archived for a period of six months.
♦ The rules also forbid recording or sharing the telecast on media platforms, such as social media and messaging platforms, unless authorised by the court.
♦ By limiting paper filings, the justice system will become more affordable, transparent, timely, and accountable.
 
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