Conduct in court

Most court cases are open for public access.

Respect for all involved and the court is essential. The following rules therefore apply in the courtroom.

  • All mobile phones must be switched off.

  • Food and drink are not permitted in the courtroom.

  • Once the main hearing has started, any form of communication or activity that can cause a disruption is forbidden. If you need to leave the court, you should ideally wait for a recession.

  • When the judge(s) enter and leave the court, everyone must stand up.

    The judge is the supreme head of the court. If he or she forbids whispering in court for example, the instruction must be obeyed.

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