Justice on Wheels


In Saudi Arabia we have “Embassy on Wheels” or “Consular on Wheels” to serve OFWs needs in the Kingdom.

 

I found interesting news similar to the above, if I am not mistaken, the first of its kind in the Philippines, the Supreme Court’s Justice on Wheels (JOW) Projectthe court bus“.

 

 

A brand new custom-built air-conditioned bus was turned over last Friday at the Hall of Justice at the New Capitol Site in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. The same court bus will be delivered to Agusan del Sur next month.

 

According to a news item taken from Bohol Times, the court bus has a courthouse and a mediation room. Trial of lesser cases can be held in the mobile court. Provided the families are willing, minor family or neighbor disputes can be settled amicably in the mediation room. Little crimes especially those involving youth may also be given immediate attention.

 

The bus can bring the judge, the prosecutor, defense lawyer, interpreter, stenographer and others to the rural and even remote areas and near to the litigants. The mobile court is patterned after the Guatemala experience. 

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