Lawyers call for judges to learn emojis | News


To a typical High Court judge, a text message containing an aubergine or a maple leaf might seem fairly innocuous.

Senior lawyers, however, are urging the judiciary to learn to interpret the use of emojis, including the sexual and sometimes sinister messages that they can be used to communicate.

The small digital images, which can depict anything from the emotions to animals and the weather, are increasingly appearing in British criminal, family and employment law hearings. They are already common in US cases.

Many have sexual connotations, including the aubergine, which is often used for flirtation. Others are used as symbols for drug deals and prostitution.

“A legal emoji primer is a good idea for both science and law,” Felicity Gerry, QC, who specialises in…

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