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Public Hearings on Video (UY0112)



Action Plan: Uruguay Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: the Judicial Branch

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

E-Government, Judiciary, Justice

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Public hearings on video
Commitment start and end date: September 2018 to December 2019.
Institution or actor responsible for the implementation: the Judicial Branch.
New Commitment.
Theme: Security-Justice-Anti-Corruption
Commitment description
What is the commitment? To build a new system that enables the recording of hearings on video,
and access to them by the judicial operators and the parties involved in
the cases, through the Single Judicial Window.
This is a first phase that will enable, at a later stage, a feasibility
analysis of making video trial hearings available to all citizens.
What is the problem that the
commitment will address?
Although the new Code of Criminal Procedure guarantees public
access to hearings, today it is necessary for citizens to personally go to
the Centralized Criminal Office in the case of Montevideo to attend said
hearings, or to the Legal Court with corresponding criminal jurisdiction
in other parts of the country.
Currently, the Judicial Branch records hearings that are held within the
framework of the new Code of Criminal Procedure, using the AUDIRE
system, which records only audio.
How will the commitment
contribute to solving the problem?
The video recording of the hearings will enable unrestricted access to
all judicial operators and parties to the case, from any location, allowing
to observe the development of this highly relevant stage of the process
with full transparency.
OGP value to which this
commitment will contribute.
The video recording of public hearings contributes to strengthening
transparency, this being the first step towards direct access by citizens
to be able to watch what happens in a criminal hearing without having
to go to the judicial headquarters in which it takes place.
Objectives and/or milestones
Description of objectives and/or milestones Start date End date
To build the new system that allows the recording of hearings on
September 2018 April 2019
To implement a pilot project at the Centralized Criminal Office
(OPEC) of Montevideo.
April 2019 June 2019
To develop and make available the functionality that allows
judicial operators and parties to the process to access the videos
of the hearings.
June 2019 December 2019
Additional Information
The recording system to be developed will be implemented by technicians of the Judicial
Branch's own team, as an evolution of the AUDIRE system.
The specific aspects of storing and safeguarding a large volume of information must be
strongly analyzed, as well as the necessary infrastructure that will be required in the future to
provide access to these video contents from the Judicial Branch's website.

Contact Information
Name of the responsible person Horacio Vico, B.Eng.
Title, Department Director of Technology Division
Email address and phone number
1907 ext. 4600
Name(s) of responsible technician(s) Fabiana Cosentino, B.A.
Title, Department Director of the Jurisdictional Area of the
Technology Division
Email address and phone number
1907 ext. 4600

IRM Midterm Status Summary

For commitment details, see the original Year 1 report:

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