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Video recording of court trials in 4K quality using VR 360 degree camera creates an effect of presence and makes anyone able to see what happens inside of a courtroom while court hears a case.
Viewer simply scrolls around an image as the film (court trial) is playing on screen and can enjoy seeing every side of the shot in a full panoramic view.
Users can watch video of court trials in VR 360 format with PC or smartphones. Court trials can also be wathched in VR glasses as well.
VR video of court trial is available at our YouTube Channel called «Відкритий Суд» (Open Court).
After the Revolution of Dignity, Ukraine has adopted new legislation in the area of justice. Provisions of Law of Ukraine “On Ensuring a Right to a Fair Trial” (2015) provides everyone with a right to make video recording of any court trial without getting permission or approval of court. It was also discussed in society and concluded by legal professionals that uploading of videos to Youtube and Website, as well as posting videos to Social Networks (Facebook, etc.) does not infringe on the rights and interests of parties to a case because of principle of publicity of court hearings, which takes precedence over the right to privacy. The sole exception are circumstances under which trials may be held in closed hearings. For example, the court may, by reasoned decision, hold a closed hearing for the purpose of preserving the confidentiality of adoption or in order to protect public morals. Nevertheless, closed session can be held in exceptional circumstances and strictly in accordance with the law. Where the judge decides to hold a closed hearing, it is required that reasoned and substantiated judgement has to be issued in written form.
Initiative has been launched as a part of Open Court Project (OCP), developed by NGO «Open Ukraine». Starting from 2015 NGO has launched unique and unprecedented for the world countries initiative called Open Court Project (OCP), whose hallmark is video recording of court trials, uploading videos to webpage open-court.org and Youtube to be watched by millions of people. Project focuses on promotion of high standards of justice and fostering respect for the judiciary using instruments of transparency and implementing the concept of crucial role of outstanding business reputation of a judge, prosecutor, and advocate. The short - term goal of OCP is creation of an effective system of safeguards against corruption and injustice in courts, which strengthens legislative guaranties on fair and impartial trial. Online video archive of court trials and video dossier of legal professionals activities (judge, prosecutor, advocate) shall be at the core of this system. The long - term goal of OCP is establishment of credible judiciary system in Ukraine.
Implementation of Open Court Project has gone through a 3 year period of approbation in all regions of Ukraine and has included video recording of more than 5000 court trials and arranging of more than 100 events (forums, conferences, roundtables, training, seminars, meetings with court administration and representatives of the judiciary, national survey, etc.).
OCP has been implemented in over 200 courts in Ukraine. Among partners of a Project are Supreme Court of Ukraine, High Specialized Court of Ukraine for civil and criminal cases, courts of appeal, courts of first instance, regional and local courts, Western NIS Enterprise Fund, European Union Project «Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine», National Bar Association, Association of Advocates of Ukraine, Ukrainian Legal Society, «Legal Newspaper» («Yurydychna Gazeta»), «Ukrainian Law Herald» («Jurydychnyi Visnyk Ukraiiny»), Deposit Guarantee Fund for Physical Entities, Liga: Zakon, Lions Litigate Law Firm, Vasil Kisil and Partners Law Firm, British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, ELSA and other organizations.
Organization cooperates with the High Council of Justice and the Public Integrity Council, 19 national universities. NGO organized 1st International Justice Forum in Ukraine (200 participants), national survey on confidence in courts (90 cities), number of events, including conferences and roundtables, meetings with senior judiciary officials and presentations, 21 lectures for students, was a co - organizer of 62 national and regional trainings on standards of justice and advocate`s rights in partnership with European Union Project «Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine», National Bar Association and Association of Advocates of Ukraine.
- Pro Bono Awards
Open Court Project has been named among TOP 5 national projects changing Ukraine and won Pro Bono Awards as "Viewer`s Choice Award".
Among other participants: Microsoft, Samsung. Shell, Arzinger Company, CMS Cameron McKenna LLC (CMS), PepsiCo in Ukraine, Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine, P&G, Platinum Bank, Unilever, Watsons, Kyivstar, Vodafone Ukraine, PJSC Concern Galnaftogaz, 1+1, JTI, BAT Ukraine, PLASKE, British American Tobacco Ukraine, PJSC Prykarpattyaoblenergo, CRH Ukraine, Asters, Vasil Kisil and Partners, DTEK, SE NNEGC Energoatom, ESTA Holding Company, Metinvest, Astra Zeneca, Marchenko Danevych, Monsanto Company, Nova Poshta Company, New Products Group of Companies, Syngenta, System Capital Management (SCM), UkrSibbank, Foxtrot Home Appliances ТМ.
The competition committee included the experts of the center of CSR Development, “Legal Newspaper”, and international experts as follows: Elaine Cohen, Beyond Business company (Israel); Marina Stefanova, CSR expert, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Network (Bulgaria); Ales Kranjc Kuslan, Ekvilib Institute (Slovenia); Christiana Palyatsia, CSR Company (Cyprus), Thomas Serkovich, Director of International Affairs Foretica (Spain); Marianne Bohle, Executive Director of CSR Sweden (Sweden); Agnes Alksne, Executive Director of CSR Latvia (Latvia); Serdar Dinler, President of CSR Turkey (Turkey).
- Personal Awards
Founder and CEO was named the best young lawyer and public figure of Ukraine in 2015 - 2016 (Ministry of Justice); awarded by legal professionals among TOP 5 leaders of legal profession in Ukraine, along with Deputy Attorney General of Ukraine, Deputy Head of Parliament, Deputy Head of Minister of Internal Affairs. The Chairman of the Supreme Court of Ukraine issued an official order No 1112 dated 14.12.2015 «On the expression of gratitude to the Head of Open Court Project for the support of establishment of standards of justice in Ukraine». Director of V. M. Koretsky Institute of State and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine has delegated Stanislav Batryn as a member of working group of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine created with the objective of modernization of legal control of business environment in Ukraine.
Please find more details at official website OPEN COURT http://en.open-court.org/about/ and Facebook page OPEN COURT REPORTER https://www.facebook.com/OpenCourtReporter/?pnref=lhc
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Название (En): Virtual Court Trials have been launched in Ukraine!