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The Hungarian Helsinki Committee is a non-governmental human rights organisation founded in 1989.

The HHC monitors the enforcement in Hungary of human rights enshrined in international human rights instruments, provides legal defence to victims of human rights abuses by state authorities and informs the public about rights violations.

The HHC strives to ensure that domestic legislation guarantee the consistent implementation of human rights norms. The HHC promotes legal education and training in fields relevant to its activities, both in Hungary and abroad.

The HHC's main areas of activities are centred on protecting the rights of asylum seekers and foreigners in need of international protection, as well as monitoring the human rights performance of law enforcement agencies and the judicial system. It particularly focuses on the conditions of detention and the effective enforcement of the right to defence and equality before the law.
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The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is the preeminent organization in the United States advancing the mission of the nation's criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's 10,000-plus direct members in 28 countries - and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling more than 40,000 attorney's -- include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, active U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness within America's criminal justice system.

NACDL’s mission is to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime, to foster the integrity, independence and expertise of the criminal defense profession, and to promote the proper and fair administration of justice.

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Since 1992 Fair Trials International has worked for the better protection of fair trial rights and defended the rights of people facing criminal charges in a country other than their own. Every year FTI helps hundreds of people and their families to navigate a foreign legal system by offering practical advice, including referrals to local lawyers; guidance on key issues encountered by people arrested abroad; and basic information on different legal systems and local sources of support.

FTI also lobbies for the legal reforms needed to ensure that the right to a fair trial is respected in practice. Working with its clients and international networks (including our Legal Experts Advisory Panel, comprising in criminal justice and fundamental rights lawyers from many European Union countries) FTI also campaigns for changes to criminal justice laws which are being abused and overused. Through its ‘Justice in Europe’ campaign, FTI calls on Europe to work together to improve the protection for basic fair trial rights – and not to undermine them.

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JUSTICE is a British all-party law reform and human rights organisation. JUSTICE is at the heart of issues that will shape the future legal landscape. We promote access to justice, human rights and the rule of law – through research, education, lobbying and interventions in the courts. For more than 50 years we have been at the cutting edge of the debate on legal reform and are widely respected for the quality of our analysis. JUSTICE has been heavily engaged in the development of EU criminal procedural law, both by briefing in the UK and in Brussels.

We regularly attend experts meetings and give presentations on our concerns for access to justice and human rights implications raised by proposals being made. We are jointly running the project Best Evidence in EAW Cases with the ECBA and ICJ as well as a joint project on Suspects Rights in Police Detention which directly engages with the procedural rights framework in the EU. We are the UK section of the International Commission of Jurists.

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