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In March 2010, the Philippine National Police issued the114-page “Philippine National Police Operational Procedures” containing detailed procedures to address various modes of action police officers should observe in the performance of general law enforcement functions, including arrest and detention (see pages 11-19).

This page includes legislation, reports, and other documents that are relevant to understanding the legal aid system in New Zealand.

This page includes legislation, reports, and other documents that are relevant to understanding the legal aid system in the Netherlands.

This page includes legislation, reports, and other documents that are relevant to understanding the legal aid system in Ireland.

Published in May 2010, the “Police Handbook” is the official code of conduct for the Ghana Police Service. In 61 pages, the handbook details police obligations in numerous settings,including arrests, searches, and police stations.

This page includes legislation, reports, and other documents that are relevant to understanding the legal aid system in Australia.

This page includes legislation, reports, and other documents that are relevant to understanding the legal aid system in Canada.

The “Draft Guidelines on the Use and Conditions of Police Custody and Pre Trial Detention in Africa” discusses the rights in the African Charter on Human Peoples’ Rights related to the rights and protections of detainees and outlines specific practices police should follow in making arrests and holding suspects in custody at a police station.

“France — Legal System (Remand)” is a fact sheet issued by the international organization Prisoners Abroad that gives an overview of the procedure governing remand, or custody, in France.

In December 2011, Fair Trials International updated “Criminal Proceedings and Defence Rights in France,” a booklet providing an overview of the legal system in France and individuals’ rights upon arrest and during trial.

Judge Alfred Nance's recent order requiring the assistance of legal counsel to defendants at pre-trial hearings hopefully will serve as a wake-up call for Maryland's criminal justice system ("Court order could push state to send lawyers to bail hearings," Jan. 15).