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Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Rapporteur: Cornelis de Jong
14.3.2014

Please click here for the document.

Click here for the WORKING DOCUMENT on Strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at trial in criminal proceedings, 17 March 2014.

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (European Parliament).

Click here WORKING DOCUMENT on provisional legal aid for suspects or accused persons deprived of liberty and legal aid in European arrest warrant proceedings, 14 March 2014.

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

Please click here for the final text of 7 March 2014 and here for the press release of 14 March 2014.

Please click here for the first report on the implementation by the Member States of the Framework Decisions 2008/909/JHA, 2008/947/JHA and 2009/829/JHA on Transfer of Prisoners, on Probation and Alternative Sanctions and on the European Supervision Order, together with the accompanying staff working document (click here for the document).

This report was adopted by the Commission on the 5th of February 2014.

You will find a press release from the European Commission by clicking here.

The European Commission has presented a package of proposals to further strengthen procedural safeguards for citizens in criminal proceedings.

  1. Directive to strengthen the presumption of innocence and the right to be present at trial in criminal proceedings
  2. Directive on special safeguards for children suspected or accused of a crime
  3. Directive on the right to provisional legal aid for citizens suspected or accused of a crime and for those subject to a European Arrest Warrant

These legislative proposals are complemented by two Commission Recommendations to Member States:

  1. Recommendation on procedural safeguards for vulnerable people suspected or accused in criminal proceedings
  2. Recommendation on the right to legal aid for suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings

You will find the Commission press release at:
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-1157_en.htm

 

November 2013.

Click here for the Proposal on the Council Regulation (COM(2013) 534 final) on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office.

Please click here for the progress report (3 December 2012) on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest [First reading].