Speeding Up The Courts: Better Use of Video Conferences

On February 20, 2013, the German Parliament (Bundestag) has passed a law aimed at facilitating the use of video conferences (Gesetz zur Intensivierung des Einsatzes von Videokonferenztechnik in gerichtlichen und staatsanwaltschaftlichen Verfahren) across the various branches of the judiciary. It will enter into force on November 1, 2013. Continue reading