Supreme Court calls for text message communication with parties
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MOSCOW, February 9 - RAPSI. The Supreme Court has recommended that courts send text messages to parties involved in proceedings to notify them about upcoming hearings. The relevant amendments were made on Thursday.
According to the amendments, text messages are now an additional mode of communicating with the parties. Meanwhile, text message communication should be agreed upon by the parties in the case. Every message sent and its delivery will be recorded.
"Parties will have to acknowledge text message communication in a special note and specify their mobile numbers and some other information," the document adopted on Thursday reads.
Supreme Court Justice Vladimir Doroshkov said the court decided to adopt the procedure after text message notifications worked effectively in the Orenburg and Novgorod regions.
The Supreme Court said it adopted the text message communication early in February.