The right to protection of law and access to justice are fundamental rights, which are enshrined in the Constitution of Bangladesh. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has, in effect, suspended the execution of these fundamental rights. The direct effect of the pandemic has caused courts across Bangladesh to be closed for a few weeks. This initiative of setting-up a virtual court is a timely and welcome move by the Supreme Court. To list a few benefits, conducting cases through video conferencing in such a crisis would certainly mitigate the spread of the toxic Covid-19 in courts, ease the functionality of judges and may even give shape to the true meaning of access to justice by making access to courts cheaper and more efficient.
We, Team Orangebd are highly honoured to be the technical partner of My Court and to contribute to developing Digital Bangladesh.