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

Please click here for the ECBA Response to the Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on Certain Aspects of the Presumption of Innocence and of the right to be present at trial. It was sent on the 6th of November 2014 to the new Commissioner, Mrs Vĕra Jourová, Commissioner responsible for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality and to Oliver Tell, Director Unit B.1, Directorate General Justice, to all members of the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament, to all national ministries of justice in the 28 EU Member States and to our colleagues of national bars and of the CCBE.  Click here for the reply from Oliver Tell and here for the reply from Koen Geens, Minister of Justice of Belgium.

Statement of the ECBA on the Greenpaper Presumption of Innocence

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.

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