Corruption case hearings to be videotaped

Corruption case hearings to be videotaped

Hatta Ali. (ANTARA/Widodo S. Jusuf)

"Video recordings will enable us in our efforts to improve the functionality of our court archives."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Supreme Court has issued Circular No. 4/2012, directing all courts to videotape corruption case hearings, in light of the fact that corruption cases are of public interest.

"The audiovisual tapes should be stored in an archive and a copy should be sent to the Supreme Court (MA) office," MA Chairman Hatta Ali said during the inauguration of 13 appellate court chairmen here on Tuesday.

He stated that the videotapes would be an important part of MA`s accountability, because they could be used as evidence during verification processes.

"Video recordings will enable us in our efforts to improve the functionality of our court archives. That would also make it easier for supervisors to verify lawsuits relating to behaviour violations," Hatta explained.

He said courts could start videotaping corruption case hearings from December 2012 onwards.
(Uu.A014/INE/KR-BSR)

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