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Oct 31, 2019

The C.C.J. and Social Media

Peter Jamadar

CAJO Interim Chairman, Justice Peter Jamadar says that this year’s conference promises to surpass the expectations of attendees. The team of panelists is first-rate and renowned regional jurists are taking part as well as representatives from as far as Europe and Africa. As part of the discussion, the use of social media by the courts will also be discussed. Justice Jamadar says that approach has its pros and cons.


Peter Jamadar, Justice, C.C.J.

“The C.C.J. has embraced the use of Twitter and Facebook and done so but in a controlled way meaning what it sends out to the public is looked at carefully by a unit. Therefore that is a safe and constructive way of using social media. One of the downsides of social media which are struggling with and this is globally is if judges are for example seeing something and they press a like suppose that could create a sense of bias. Everything in social is available to everybody in real time so the use of social media has to come upon or be preceded by education, education on the wide use of social media especially by judicial officer because we have a responsibility not to use social media that can undermine public trust and coincidence.”

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