Extending the suspension of court sessions until the first of March
The Minister of Justice in the caretaker government, Marie Claude Najm, and the head of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Suheil Abboud, announced in a joint circular, the extension of the suspension of court sessions until the first of March.
The circular stated:
“In view of the exacerbating exceptional circumstances related to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in line with the decision on updating the strategy to confront the Coronavirus issued on 6/2/2021, we decide the following
- Continuing to suspend sessions until morning of 1/3/2021, in all courts and judicial departments, with the exception of sentencing sessions.
- Continuing to decide on the cases of detainees with a reference from the public prosecution offices, and with requests to release detainees by the criminal judicial authorities, in accordance with the circulars issued in this regard by the Supreme Judicial Council and by the Public Prosecutor.
- Continuing to decide on urgent cases with the competent civil judicial authorities, where the established mechanism can be followed in accordance with the circular issued in this regard in relation to the orders on the petitions.
- Ensuring the conduct of administrative work in the departments, through the presence of one or more employees
according to the needs of the work, within a rotation between the employees supervised by the head of each governorate, with an emphasis on the necessity of taking the necessary preventive measures, and adherence to all public safety measures, especially wearing a facemask , social distancing, and avoidance of overcrowding.