Summary of the project

The main objective of the project is to develop a compared investigation that allows us to know exactly which is the current situation within 15 EU Member States and Romania as a representative of candidate countries on the Admissibility of Electronic Evidences in Court, as a tool to proof high tech crimes.

At the moment there is no compared research that explains us how European Courts are dealing with electronic evidences when they are presented in a process.

The first step of the project would be to analyse the existent legislation in each of the investigated countries on electronic evidence.

The second step of the research would be made of 8 personal interviews to the following actors: the president of the Judicial power in each of the studied countries, to a civil, criminal, social and commercial judge, the president of the lawyers association, the president of the notaries association, the highest authority of the judicial police, among others.

With this project we will try and give an answer to the following questions: do judges admit electronic evidences?, when?, how?, is there any legislation or rules for the admissibility of electronic evidences at court?, who can admit or refuse an electronic evidence?, in which part of the procedure?, etc.

14 persons will participate in the project. 9 are researchers, 2 are specialists on electronic evidences, and 3 of them are for coordination and finantial management.

The project will end up with a report which will be published and a conference that will be held in Barcelona with the highest experts on the admissibility of electronic evidences at Court that will disseminate the results obtained in the project.

The duration of the project will be of one year.



With the financial support from the AGIS Programme
European Commision - Directorate General
Justice Freedom and Security