In accordance with the
terms of reference of the European Committee on Legal Co-operation
(CDCJ), a comparative study on the impact of the Internet and new
technologies on rules of evidence and modes of proof before the courts (primarily in areas of civil and administrative law
proceedings) will be carried out. A questionnaire focusing only on
challenges and procedural changes will be developed to collect the
relevant information from member states and associations of legal
practitioners to complete this study.
One or more regional seminars with legal practitioners in member
states could be organised in 2015 not only to collect information in reply
to the questionnaire but also to promote dialogue on the issues and exchange
information on good practices.
The CDCJ will examine the outcome of the study at its plenary
meeting in October 2015 and, where necessary, make proposals, as it deems
appropriate, regarding possible follow-up.