True-to-life videoconferencing in courts

30 May 2013

Videoconferencing for courts is about changing the law, implementing technology, adapting working procedures for court and prison staff, raising awareness amongst legal professionals and about being true-to-life.

National and cross-border videoconferencing can be very advantageous in certain situations such as situations involving illegal immigrants, suspects, experts and witnesses. Taking part in court cases by remote video can have advantages - reduction of time and costs, more convenience and better protection of vulnerable persons.

With careful ergonomic design of the courtroom and the videoing facilities, legal professionals and others can feel as content as if they were in a face-to-face hearing. This is a key success factor for legal professionals to accept videoconferencing.

Extending the use of videoconferencing as a fair alternative for face-to-face hearing in courts requires that in all countries as many courts, prisons etc. as appropriate make high quality videoconferencing a priority.

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