High Court to begin livestreaming hearings

High Court. (File Photo/Sun)

High Court has made the decision to begin livestreaming all open hearings held at the court. 

The decision was made with the unanimous consensus of the court’s judges during a meeting of the Council of Judges on Thursday. 

High Court had held online hearings when restrictions had been in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. It had livestreamed the hearings via its YouTube channel. 

The court had also livestreamed hearings that involved a high level of public interest, such as the appeal over the money laundering conviction against former Maldivian president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.