EU PROJECT ON DEFENDANTS’ RIGHTS

The Bar Council is currently taking part in a project sponsored by the European Commission to produce factsheets containing a full description of the procedural rights under English law for EU citizens who may find themselves accused of a crime in this jurisdiction.


These factsheets are currently being drafted by academic experts. They will subsequently be double-checked for accuracy and “plain English” by the Criminal Bar Association. Later this year they – together with factsheets for the other 26 EU Member States - will be uploaded to the e- Justice Portal of the European Commission. They will then be updated regularly over the course of the next three years. The aim is to provide European citizens with quick access to an easily understandable list of their procedural rights.

Category: 
Tags: 
EU