19th February - Law News

2247th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: Despite its reputation as a haven for refugees, Canada has been deporting North Korean asylum seekers who came to the country through South Korea. Nearly 2,000 have been sent away since 2013 because the government says they lied on their asylum application forms.

Focus of the Day Story: Court hearings via video are to be piloted this spring, starting with tax appeals. HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) said it was writing to potential participants this week to invite them to take part in the pilot. The video hearings will take place over the internet, with each participant logging in from a location of their choice, using a webcam and, for the purposes of the pilot, the judge located in the courtroom. Full story - New Law Journal

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