The Delhi High Court may use “hologram technology” in future, allowing lawyers to argue in court from a remote location. Speaking ahead of an event to mark 50 years of the Delhi High Court, Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed said this on Thursday, IE reported. Justice Ahmed is one of the members of the organising committee for the celebrations and the head of the computer committee of the HC.
He also talked about other immediate technological shifts that the HC plans to have in near future. Justice Ahmad said a white paper in this regard is expected to be released within two months. This would have detailed proposals for “telepresence” and video-conferencing-enabled courtrooms.
The Delhi High Court is looking after “future technology” for allowing better access to justice and improving transparency.
The under construction C-block of the Delhi High Court will expectedly have courtrooms with “video walls” set up for “telepresence”, or full video conferencing facilities that would allow lawyers and litigants to be “present” in court from another location, IE reports.
The Delhi High Court is equipped with video-conferencing facilities for several years. It allows undertrial prisoners in sensitive cases or witnesses in foreign countries to depose before the court. The HC also has a “video-conferencing room” that allows judges to examine witnesses.
“It (holograms in court) may become a reality very soon… if the technology permits,” Justice Ahmed was quoted as saying. He added that other judges of the court were also looking into the developments.
Other members of the organising committee Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Siddharth Mridul were also present on the occasion.