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Screen set up for public to watch court proceedings

December 20, 2018 12:55 pm
A court case being witnessed live through a large screen that was set up outside the Suva court house

For the first time in the history of Fiji’s Judiciary system – a court case was witnessed live from outside the court house.

This was possible through a large screen that was set up outside the Suva court house this morning.

People gathered in numbers to see first-hand the proceedings of the petition case filed by SODELPA and the National Federation Party challenging the outcome of the 2018 General Election.

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Chief Justice Anthony Gates says due to the limited space in the court room, a screen was set up outside to ensure that the crowd witnessed the court process.

_“Well that’s right normally we want to make sure people can follow proceedings in the court room but I am not sure on how many respondents are there, there might be 26 or so.”_

Gates says this also provided the right to witness justice and at the same time enhanced transparency.

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