Trial broadcasts through technical means of the court

For the first time in Ukraine and other countries the public has ensured that the court independently records and broadcasts court hearings that take place in it.

You can use an important mechanism of trial broadcasting via technical facilities of courts  to ensure the right to a fair public hearing, the principle of litigation publicity.

How did it happen? Analysis of processes of legal cases related to events of the Maidan (Revolution of Dignity) showed the inadequate level of publicity. For example, the hearing could not reach not only activists, the media, sympathizers, observers in sufficient quantity, but also the participants of the process, because their total number in one of the cases was more than 220 persons (April  2015). In April 2015 a meeting was held with the Chairman of the Council of Judges of Ukraine, human rights defenders, lawyers to resolve this problem. Valeriia Rybak, the coordinator of the OZON civic monitoring group of the Center for Civil Liberties, was invited to organize the live streaming of the court hearing to a nearby indoor court so that more people could watch the entire trial in real time. The first stream took place on 3 June 2015, the two courts in the Svyatoshinsky district court of Kyiv (Kyiv, vul. Zhilyanskaya, 142) and the Court of Appeal in Lviv region (Lviv, PL. Cathedral, 7) were equipped to be watched by media members, Ukrainian and international observers as free listeners. In the course of the work of human rights defenders, lawyers, the press service of the judiciary of Ukraine, the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine, the Council of Judges of Ukraine the idea was finalized and the hearing was streamed from the courtroom on YouTube. YouTube channel "The Judiciary of Ukraine" (the official channel of the courts in Ukraine):

For such streaming video cameras installed in the courtrooms are used. The halls of most courts of Ukraine are equipped by cameras installed long time ago to enforce the procedure codes of Ukraine and used for remote court proceedings. However, the first video cameras in the courts were used to stream trials on YouTube for an unlimited number of people.

On November 29, 2016 the Council of Judges of Ukraine and Human Rights Vector NGO signed a Memorandum on cooperation. The Human Rights Vector NGO became the first non-governmental organization that signed such Memorandum with the Council of Judges of Ukraine.