JUSTICE MICHAEL KIRBY speaking on COVID-19 - CHALLENGES FOR THE COURTS with GERARD HENDERSON
A conversation recorded at the Sydney Institute, Sydney, on Wednesday, 19 August 2020 on ‘’COVID 19 And the Courts ‘’.
The interviewer is Gerard Henderson. The video commences with a talk by me lasting 30 minutes, followed by an interview by Mr Henderson.
The subjects discussed include the impact of COVID 19 on the world and on the rule of law, human rights and legal practice; the rapidly growing use of AVL (audiovisual link) to keep court rooms open and judicial business being addressed; problems in AVL; whether automated decision-making is the next technological step 2 expedite and reduce the costs of litigation; and the special problems of automated decision-making in criminal law; legal cases requiring fresh thinking and new perceptions of justice and human rights; and the importance of dissent and disagreement in judicial development of the law.