Individual Project

The overall objective of the Individual Project (IP) is the creation and implementation of the system which allows arranging remote court sessions, recording and preserving materials of these sessions in the electronic form that will be procured and installed in the courts of Lithuania. This technological innovation aims at speeding-up case investigation and ensuring public security.

Project purposes (outcomes):

  • To optimize court proceedings in  terms of costs and time used;
  • To simplify possibilities of specific groups of the society to participate in court proceedings;
  • To expand modern information technology usage in courts;
  • To improve knowledge of the staff of courts, The National Courts Administration (NCA) and prisons in the creation and implementation of the system for video transmission, recording and storage in courts during the study visits.

Expected outputs:

  • Video-conferencing equipment procured and installed in NCA, courts and prisons;
  • Personnel of courts, NCA and prisons trained on how to use video-conferencing equipment;
  • Hardware and software for recording and storage of remote court sessions in the electronic form procured and installed in NCA;
  • Improved knowledge of the staff of courts, NCA and prisons in the creation and implementation of the system for video transmission, recording and storage in courts during the visits to European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries.

Activities (components):

  • To procure video-conferencing equipment including training for the employees of courts, prisons and NCA on how to work with video-conferencing equipment;
  • To procure hardware and software for recording and storage of remote court sessions in the electronic form.
  • To organize visits for the staff of courts, NCA and prisons to EU and EFTA countries for the exchange of experience on video transmission, recording and storage in courts (It is planned that NCA will find appropriate institutions - EU and EFTA countries to visit itself).

Main beneficiary: National Court Administration

Other beneficiaries:

  1. Courts
  2. Prison Department under the Ministry of Justice
  3. Imprisonment institutions

NCA is responsible for the project preparation and implementation in Lithuania.

The duration of project is 3 May 2011 – 31 December 2015.

The amount of LTL 5.2 million (CHF 2, 084 thousand) will be provided for the creation and implementation of the system for video transaction, recording and storage in courts.

Last updated: 25-08-2015