Video conferences take over in Swedish courts


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.