European Supervision Order

A European Directive aimed at reducing the need for pre-trial detention

The European Supervision Order (ESO), establishes an important new tool to reduce the need for non-resident defendants in the EU to be held in pre-trial custody.  The deadline for implementation of the ESO Framework Decision in to national law is 1 December 2012, however defence lawyers should be making themselves aware of this important new instrument now and ensuring the implementing legislation is used in their respective jurisdictions.  Below is a brief overview of the ESO1. Fair Trials International have also published a Guide to the European Supervision Order which is available by clicking here.

Please click here to access this document which has been sent to the European Commission, to the Members of the European Parliament, to the national ministries of justice, to the representatives of Member States in Brussels, to the EU Council of Member States, the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, to CCBE and national bars and law societies, to several NGO’s and other linked organizations and to our membership, defence practitioners in over 35 Council of Europe Member States (February 2013).

We are honoured that the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and Committee on Legal Affairs has invited the ECBA Chair, Holger Matt to speak at the Interparliamentary Committee Meeting, 'The Stockholm Programme: State of play regarding police and judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters' on Thursday, 20 June 2013.
Click here for the draft programme.

A conference organized by the Lithuanian Presidency in cooperation with the European Commission and ERA,  with the title 'European Public Prosecutor’s Office: Constructive Approach towards the Legal Framework', will be held in Vilnius on 16 and 17 September 2013. The ECBA Chair, Holger Matt has been invited to speak.
Please click here for the draft programme.