Training Resources

A range of training resources on the right of access to a lawyer are available on this page for use by legal practitioners, law and policy makers, rights holders and other interested stakeholders.

Training Manuals

These training manuals are designed to provide legal practitioners with practical, applied and accessible resources to support them in interpreting and applying the provisions of the EU Directive on the Right of Access to a Lawyer.



Right of Access to a Lawyer Practitioners’ Guide
Right of Access to a Lawyer Practitioners’ Guide

The purpose of this publication is to act as guidance for legal practitioners in interpreting and applying the provisions of the EU Directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and in European arrest warrant proceedings, on the right to have a third party informed upon deprivation of liberty and to communicate with third persons and with consular authorities while deprived of liberty.


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Right of Access to a Lawyer Training Manual Template
Right of Access to a Lawyer Training Manual Template

This template is designed for the use by practitioners in EU Member States other than Ireland. The Manual follows the same structure and content as the Training Manual for Ireland.


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Implementation of Right of Access to a Lawyer Training Manual
Implementation of Right of Access to a Lawyer Training Manual

This training manual is designed as a practical resource for legal practitioners and others to assist them in applying the provisions of the EU Directive on the right of access to a lawyer. the Manual includes case studies and case study discussions.


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Access to a Lawyer Human Rights Standards and Good Practice
Access to a Lawyer Human Rights Standards and Good Practice

This publication outlines international laws and standards on the right of access to a lawyer and draws together laws, polices and practices in the UK regarding the right to legal advice.


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