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.

Stockholm Program—Swedish Procedural Rights Roadmap

Pre-Trial Detention (Measure F)

In June 2011 the European Commission published a Green Paper on the Right to Review of the Grounds for Detention. The Consultation period closed in November 2011. In December 2011 the European Parliament debated detention in the EU and passed a motion calling on the Commission and Council to put forward a legislative proposal in the area.


EU Legislation

The Commission has not yet made a legislative proposal on this issue. Background documentation can be found in the official documents section.



Official documents

The Commission published a Green Paper on EU criminal justice legislation and detention in June 2011. It subsequently launched a public consulation, to which numerous submissions were made and are available to view on the Commission website. Aside from a European Parliament plenary session on detention issues in the criminal justice field, there has been little further progress.



Case law Database

JUSTICIA European Rights Network