The most recent updates of the Network’s activities.
26 Feb 2015: The JUSTICIA European Rights Network has recently produced a number of publications and submissions on EU criminal justice, principally with regard to fair trial rights and the rights of victims of crime:
Procedural Rights Directives of the EU: An Explanatory Guide
This explanatory guide summarises the rights and obligations contained within the adopted Procedural Rights Directives, i.e. Right to Interpretation and Translation, Right to Information, and Right to Access a Lawyer. The guide would be useful for key stakeholders within the criminal justice system across Europe, for example the police force, governmental departments, legal practitioners, the judiciary etc.
Training Manual and Workbook on the Right to Interpretation and Translation in Criminal Proceedings
This training programme, which includes a manual and a workbook, is on the implementation of the EU Directive on the Right to Interpretation and Translation Services in Criminal Proceedings. The programme is a mixture of short presentations, individual and group exercises and is available here in Bulgarian, English, Latvian and Spanish.
JUSTICIA Statement on Legal Aid Proposals
In January 2015 JUSTICIA published a statement on the European Commission's legal aid proposals, specifically analysing the November 2014 draft report by the Rapporteur of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee, Mr. Dennis De Jong. This statement was submitted to the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, Council of the European Union, the Presidency and the European Commission, and is available here.
Know Your Rights Guide to the Victims’ Directive
This pack explains the rights, support and protection that a victim of crime is entitled to receive before, during and for a period after criminal proceedings under the Victims' Directive (Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing of minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA). This booklet, which was originally produced in 2012, was recently translated into Lithuanian . It is also available here in English, Greek, Hungarian and Latvian.