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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Videoconferencing in Proceedings

Johann Laux, Malte Kröger

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 June 2024

Hearings — International courts and tribunals, procedure

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Since the 1980s, videoconferencing (‘VC’) has found wider use in courts around the globe (Lederer, 2021, 303; Valchev, 2020, 656–58; Susskind, 2019, 57). VC refers to the use of video and audio transmissions to allow individuals in different physical locations to communicate by seeing and hearing each other simultaneously (Council of Europe, 2021, 2) (Hearings: International Courts and Tribunals). It permits remote communication not only through peoples’ words but also through their facial expressions and body language (Center for Legal & Court Technology, 2014,...
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