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The European Commission issued a proposal that would strengthen safeguards of children in the criminal justice systems. Among key proposals are a mandatory assistance by a lawyer and pre-trial detention separate from adults if a child must remain detained.

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On 20 November the new Criminal Procedure Code came into force. Among the new features is the so-called “agreement with the investigators” drawn up at the initiative of the Prosecutor or the suspect or accused.

This joint statement makes comprehensive recommendations for amendments to the European Union Council’s General Approach to the Directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest (Measure C1) to ensure that the Directive upholds the minimum human rights standards for fair trials.

This joint statement makes comprehensive recommendations for amendments to the European Union Council’s General Approach to the Directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest (Measure C1) to ensure that the Directive upholds the minimum human rights standards for fair trials.

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"You have the right to… - a Letter of Rights". A new law to ensure defendants' right to information during criminal proceedings throughout the European Union has been published in the Official Journal – the EU's statute book.

"You have the right to… - a Letter of Rights". A new law to ensure defendants' right to information during criminal proceedings throughout the European Union has been published in the Official Journal – the EU's statute book.

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A new book on Effective Criminal Defence in Eastern Europe has just been published. This book is devoted to criminal defence in Eastern Europe, based on a research project conducted in Bulgaria, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova and Ukraine during 2010 and 2011.

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This joint statement makes comprehensive recommendations for amendments to the European Union Council’s revised text of the Measure C1 to ensure that the Directive upholds the minimum human rights standards for fair trials.

This joint statement makes comprehensive recommendations for amendments to the European Union Council’s revised text of the Measure C1 to ensure that the Directive upholds the minimum human rights standards for fair trials.

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On 27 April 2012 a new law was adopted in the European Union on a right to information in criminal proceedings. This directive ensures that police and prosecutors in the 27 member states provide to everyone who is suspected and detained a written information upon arrest about their rights – in a Letter of Rights – drafted in a simple, everyday language and irrespective whether they ask for it or not. A Letter of Rights will contain practical details of such rights as the right to remain silent, right to a lawyer, right to information about charges and other procedural rights and safeguards.

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