Video conferences take over in Swedish courts

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Published 15 January 2022 at 12.28

Domestic. Using video conferencing in negotiations in Swedish courts has increased by about 40 percent in the past year.

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In 2021, more than 180,000 video conference calls were made to or from negotiating rooms, which is a record.

The year before, during the outbreak of the corona pandemic, the corresponding figure was 127,000

– In connection with the pandemic, video conferencing has in many cases become a prerequisite for being able to conduct negotiations, says Johan Allthin, technical director at the Swedish Courts Administration, in a press release.

A common scenario is that video technology is used in crime/litigation where a party resides in another part of the country, or is in another place and that the costs of going to court become too great. and better and now I think it is equivalent to the parties being present in the courtroom, says Niklas Lind, councilor at Luleå District Court, in a press release.

– During the pandemic, the technology has made it possible to participate even if the parties had symptoms or found infection, which has saved us time and money ar.