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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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On 12 September 2012, the European Parliament adopted a Directive which establishes minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime in the European Union.

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In a response to the ongoing negotiations on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest.

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To secure and safeguard the fundamental rights of everyone in the European Union, the EU and its 27 Member States pressed forward with a number of initiatives in 2011. 

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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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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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