Presumption of Innocence
ECBA Response to proposed Directive on The Presumption of Innocence ECBA Plea to EU Politics: Follow the Rule of Law – Human rights should not be negotiable
WORKING DOCUMENT on Strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at trial in criminal proceedings
of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA)
on the Greenpaper Presumption of Innocence of 26 April 2006
The European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA) is the pre-eminent independent organisation of specialist defence lawyers in all Council of Europe countries. The ECBA aims to promote the fundamental rights of persons under investigation, suspects, accused and convicted persons.
Membership is open to all lawyers, whether practicing or in academic life, who support those aims. The ECBA also acts as a platform for lawyers to meet with colleagues from all Member States and to exchange information and knowledge.