CRIME - ENHANCING PROCEDURAL RIGHTS IN TRIALS "IN ABSENTIA"

The June JHA Council has agreed in principle this January 2008 joint Member State proposal for a Framework Decision. It includes a clear requirement to give a right to a retrial or appeal when the Defendant was not properly informed about the original trial, and had not appointed a lawyer to represent him or her. See:
http://register.consilium.europa.eu/pdf/en/08/st10/st10899.en08.pdf


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