The change stems from amending proposal to the bill on electronic monitoring tags that was okayed by parliament March 19.
According to the initial plan approved within the amendment to the Civil Procedures Act that became effective as of March 1, courts are obliged to produce audio recordings of main court proceedings and of both public and non-public sessions.
“They bring opportunity to accelerate the proceedings and put them into operation, because the courts are swamped by many mass complaints,” Justice Minister Tomáš Borec said after parliament adopted the change in November 2014, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
The latest amendment states that recordings should be made only of the main and public sessions aimed at providing evidence in criminal cases. Meanwhile, civil lawsuits will not be affected by the measure.
19. Mar 2015 at 23:43 | Compiled by Spectator staff