This guide covers the use of videoconferencing equipment in cross-border court proceedings in the European Union. It discusses the organizational, technical and legal aspects of the use of videoconferencing technology. Furthermore, it analyzes the use of equipment in courtrooms and witness rooms, and the use of portable equipment. The guidance applies to cases where videoconferencing is used for any part of legal proceedings, in particular for taking of evidence from remote locations in other EU Member States.
1. CROSS-BORDER VIDEOCONFERENCING IN THE EU
1.1. Scope and Background
2. PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR VIDEOCONFERENCING
2.2. The Request
2.5. The Hearing
3. TECHNICAL ASPECTS
4. Annex I – Further Explanation of the Legal Framework for the Use of Videoconferencing in Cross-border Cases
5. Annex II - TECHNICAL STANDARDS
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Last update: 05/06/2013