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Strasbourg, 27 January 2011

CCJE-GT(2011)1

CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN JUDGES
(CCJE)

Questionnaire with a view of the preparation of Opinion No. 14 on the non-materialisation of the judicial process and the use of IT by judges and court staff

Questionnaire

GERMANY

Questionnaire with a view of the preparation of Opinion No. 14 on the non-materialisation of the judicial process and the use of IT by judges/court staff

Preliminary remark: Apart from the federal courts of cassation, under the federal system in Germany the courts of all branches are the responsibility of the Länder. Rules and standards of information technology in the courts therefore vary slightly from Land to Land. In addition, introduction of information technology is, of course, a process subject to continuing changes and improvements. In the answers, it is attempted to give the broad picture of the present status in Germany as it appears on average from the data available for the Länder.

1. Access to courts

2. Procedure within courts

With parties who use electronic means themselves:

With other parties:

X by traditional means?

X by traditional means?

X by using electronic communication?

by using electronic communication?

both?

both?

Judges

Court staff

to all court files?

    to all court files?

X only to files within their jurisdiction?

    X only to files within their jurisdiction?

3. Oral hearing

4. Information services for judges

Database run by State

Database run by a private institution

X national legislation

X national legislation

X European legislation

X European legislation

X national case-law

X national case-law

X international case-law

X international case-law

X law review articles

X law review articles

5. Practical court work

6. Internet

7. Use of private personal computers/laptops by judges and court staff

8. Use of data

9. Data security

10. Participation of judges

Who decides about the electronic infrastructure of a court? Are judges implicated in the relevant decisions concerning the implementation of IT in courts?

11. Conclusion

Please give your opinion on the advantages and disadvantages of the development of IT in courts?