Audio recordings to be made of court sessions

In the future, audio records will be kept of court sessions, according to the amendment to the Civil Procedure Code passed in parliament on November 27 and signed by President Andrej Kiska on December 10.

In the future, audio records will be kept of court sessions, according to the amendment to the Civil Procedure Code passed in parliament on November 27 and signed by President Andrej Kiska on December 10.

After the end of session, audio recordings will be added to the court file and become part of it. All sides involved in the trial and their representatives will be able to ask the court for a copy.

Justice Minister Tomáš Borec, whose ministry elaborated the draft amendment, hopes that the recording of the court sessions will bring better culture to the courtrooms and fewer disputes about what happened and what did not at a sessions. Borec also said, as quoted by the SITA newswire, that the recording will ultimately speed up the very court proceeding itself. New recording devices have been installed at courts mainly in summer. Currently, there are installed at courts in all 510 courtrooms.

The measure will become effective as of March 1, the TASR newswire reported.

(Source: SITA, TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

How did Ján and Martina die?

Journalists working with Ján Kuciak described how he and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, were killed.

People still remember Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová.

Fico: I will not run for Constitutional Court in March

Former PM to journalists: Nobody harms Slovakia like some of you do.

Smer head Robert Fico.

What are the best employee benefits? Ask your employees

Salaries and a good company atmosphere, not benefits, keep people loyal.

Parking as a benefit it popular among employees.

UPDATED: Protest gatherings will return to Slovakia one year after the murders of Kuciak and Kušnírová

The gatherings will be held under the slogan “We won’t forget! We will continue!”.

November 16 gathering in Bratislava