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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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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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The European Commission published a Green Paper on detention across the European Union.

The European Commission published a Green Paper on detention across the European Union. 

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EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding presented a Green Paper asking 10 questions on how to strengthen mutual trust in the field of detention.

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