The Functioning of Courts in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic


Jointly sponsored by the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre and Hamad Bin Khalifa University, this webinar will explore how courts around the world have continued to function in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel will discuss issues relating to access to justice in times of international crises and how the judiciary and court administrations have facilitated new ways of working. The important impact of technology in ensuring that the work of the courts can continue, respond, and adapt in these difficult and challenging times will be considered.

Speakers Include:

  • The Rt. Hon. The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, President, Qatar International Court, former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (2013-2017)
  • Chief Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Susan L. Karamanian, Dean, HBKU College of Law
  • Christopher Grout, Registrar, Qatar International Court.

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Date and Location

Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am