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Video-linked (conference) court hearings and violations of the right to a fair trial

The phenomenon of video-linked (or conference) court hearings has gained very subliminal momentum, which had been paralysed very fast and did not reproduce itself as much until its more recent recurrences of which the following will discuss two, one from the UK and one from occupied Palestinian territories. Just yesterday, on 14 July, 2008, the Israeli High Court of Justice (Supreme Court) ruled, in the case of HCJ 1548/07 The Bar Association v  The Minister of Defence (In Hebrew) that the conduction of court hearing for the extension of administrative detainee control orders can be done with the help of…