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Edwin Tong on Courts (Civil and Criminal Justice) Reform Bill

Enacting a permanent framework for hearings to be conducted remotely and safely, including giving evidence via live video link even if the witness is not in Singapore. This will be possible under proposed changes in the Courts (Civil and Criminal Justice) Reform Bill. The Bill also seeks to simplify legal jargon and empower the court to order an amicable resolution between disputing parties. Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong, who outlined the key changes in Parliament on Monday (Sep 13), said the Bill is the culmination of years of effort to redesign Singapore's court system to enable it to be future-ready and well-equipped to meet the evolving needs of society.

Edwin Tong on Courts (Civil and Criminal Justice) Reform Bill

13 Sep 2021 07:10pm

Enacting a permanent framework for hearings to be conducted remotely and safely, including giving evidence via live video link even if the witness is not in Singapore. This will be possible under proposed changes in the Courts (Civil and Criminal Justice) Reform Bill. The Bill also seeks to simplify legal jargon and empower the court to order an amicable resolution between disputing parties. Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong, who outlined the key changes in Parliament on Monday (Sep 13), said the Bill is the culmination of years of effort to redesign Singapore's court system to enable it to be future-ready and well-equipped to meet the evolving needs of society.

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