Multilingual courtroom discussion system for EU
The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg equipped one of its newest courtrooms with a Plixus conferencing system to facilitate simultaneous interpretation.
Courtroom discussion system for the European Court of Justice with multilingualism as a first concern
The European Court of Justice is the highest court of the European Union in matters of Union law. Its task is to interpret EU law and to ensure its uniform application across all EU member states Based in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Court can sit in plenary session (27 judges), as a Grand Chamber of 15 judges, or in chambers of 3 to 5 judges.
New courtroom: ‘la Salle Rouge’
In the Court’s new facility in Luxembourg City’s Kirchberg quarter, ‘la Salle Rouge’ or the Red Room is an audience courtroom in which the parties plead directly before a panel of judges. The room was recently equipped with a Plixus meeting system by Televic.
The choice to invest in a Plixus system was driven by the specific nature and requirements of the Court’s activities. As it is a basic right of every single party to plead before the court in their own native language, facilitating multilingual court sessions was the first and most important concern. With Televic’s Plixus system, the Court can count on a powerful, flexible and easy-to-use engine to facilitate simultaneous interpretation under the most ideal circumstances.
In addition to the technical and functional requirements, the Court’s multimedia team was looking for a conferencing solution that would fit into the prestigious architecture of the new building and courtroom. They were immediately convinced by the award-winning product design and high level of customization offered by Televic’s conferencing units. Once implemented, the system components and delegate units proved to be a perfect match with the Red Room’s highbrow architecture and interior design concept.