To provide practical solutions to the existing deficiencies in law and practice...
The Guidelines on electronic evidence in civil and administrative proceedings have been designed to serve as a practical tool to facilitate the use of this type of evidence in court proceedings. Their primary purpose is to help the Council of Europe member States to adapt the operation of their dispute-resolution mechanisms in order to address issues arising in relation to electronic evidence in civil and administrative proceedings, and in so doing strengthen the efficiency and quality of justice.
The guidelines deal with oral evidence taken by a remote link; the use of electronic evidence; collection, seizure and transmission of evidence; relevance; reliability; storage and preservation; archiving; awareness-raising; the review of relevant technical standards; and training and education.
They constitute the first international instrument in the field.
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