Procedural Rights

The most up-to-date and relevant documents, press releases, academic comment, legislation, and case-law is collated and organised here in this fully-searchable central storage space. Here you can get an overall sense of the information available in the area of procedural rights or quickly find a specific document.

Background

This section of the portal is designed to make it quick and easy to access information on the development of procedural rights within the European Union (EU) criminal justice framework. A number of the measures listed here were introduced following agreement on the Stockholm Programme, which outlined the European Union’s (EU) priorities for the area of justice, freedom and security for the period 2010-14. It followed the Tampere and Hague programmes. In June 2014, the Stockholm Programme was joined by a set of "strategic-guidelines" in place of a new justice and home affairs programme.



Stockholm Program—Swedish Procedural Rights Roadmap

The Swedish Roadmap is the action plan of the Stockholm Programme in the area of procedural rights. It sets out measures which aim to foster protection of suspected and accused persons in criminal proceedings and facilitate the application of the principle of mutual recognition of judicial decisions. The Swedish Roadmap is the action plan of The Stockholm Programme in the area of procedural rights. It sets out 6 measures (Measure A, Measure B, Measure C1, Measure C2, Measure E and Measure F) which aim to foster protection of suspected and accused persons in criminal proceedings. Please click on each of these measures for more information. The JUSTICIA European Rights Network continues in its endeavours to monitor the progress of, shape the outcome of and contribute to supervising the implementation of the measures contained in the Swedish Procedural Rights Roadmap.


Stockholm Program—Swedish Procedural Rights Roadmap
Right to Interpretation and Translation (Measure A)
Right to Information (Measure B)
Access to a Lawyer (Measure C1)
Legal Aid Reform (Measure C2)
Vulnerable Accused and Suspected Persons (Measure E)
Pre-Trial Detention (Measure F)
Presumption of Innocence


Future EU Justice Reform

EU Justice and Home Affairs law and policy has for many years been based on “multi-annual programmes” that set out legislative and policy priorities for a given period. From 2010 to 2014, the Stockholm Programme was the relevant multi-annual programme. It was preceded by the Hague Programme (2005-2010) and the Tampere Programme (2000-2005). In June 2014 the European Council (made up of the governments of the EU’s Member States) followed up the Stockholm Programme with a set of "strategic guidelines". This section contains information on relevant justice issues.


Future EU Justice Reform


JUSTICIA European Rights Network