Justice Forum

The Commission established a Justice Forum in order to provide a platform for dialogue with stakeholders on EU Justice policy.  The ECBA are invited as a specialist organisation representing defence lawyers in all Council of Europe countries. The Justice Forum was established on 30 May 2008 and has followed a programme of expert meetings dealing with topics including procedural rights; minimum standards in pre-trial detention, mutual recognition in criminal matters; and European e-Justice.  Background documents, draft proposals, ECBA responses and other relevant documentation are available below.

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Meeting of the Justice Forum, Brussels, 9 November 2009

 

Please click here for the ECBA report of the meeting of the Justice Forum, Brussels, 9 November 2009 by Vânia Costa Ramos

Please click here for the minutes of the Meeting on Procedural Rights, Brussels 9 November 2009, Justice Forum

Letter of Rights
EU-wide Letter of Rights in Criminal Proceedings: Towards Best Practice
click here for the presentation by Prof.dr. Taru Spronken given at the meeting of Justice Forum, Procedural Rights Subgroup, Brussel 9 November 2009
Click here to be linked to the study and all research data on the EU Procedural Rights in Criminal Proceedings.

Please click here for the DRAFT REPORT on the proposal for a Council framework decision on the right to interpretation and to translation in criminal proceedings (COM(2009)0338 – C7-0133/2009 – 2009/0101(CNS))
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Rapporteur: Sarah Ludford MEP

Please click here for the Draft Resolution of the Council on a roadmap for strengthening procedural rights of suspected or accused persons in criminal proceedings - General approach (Droipen 131 Roadmap)

Please click here for the Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on the right to interpretation and to translation in criminal proceedings - General approach (DROIPEN 132 - COPEN 20)

Please click here for the Proposal for a Resolution of the Council and of the Governments of the Member States meeting within the Council fostering the implementation by Member States of the right to interpretation and to translation in criminal proceedings - General approach (DROIPEN 133 - COPEN 205)

Please click here for the BACKGROUND DOCUMENT - Justice Forum Meeting on Procedural Rights, 9 November 2009