Monaco’s judicial services have been closed down for at least a month due to the coronavirus epidemic. All hearings have been suspended, except for any urgent cases that arise.

Robert Gelli, director of the Monaco Judicial Services, said that “in view of the health situation and the need to take precautions to prevent the virus from spreading,” access to the courthouse would be prohibited from Monday, March 16. The suspension may be extended if circumstances make it necessary.

“Only essential hearings will be held, such as those related to detention or, in civil matters, to protect a minor or a person who is the victim of domestic violence,” Mr Gelli said. teleworking is being prioritised for the judicial system’s permanent staff.