The European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA) is a leading group of independent criminal defence lawyers in the Council of Europe

Click here for the ECBA Position Paper (25 June 2013) which is the result of intensive and careful consideration of the ECBA working group on legal aid, composed of practitioners in criminal law from all over Europe.

reply signed by Mr Selmayr, Head of Vice President Viviane Reding's (European Commission) private office was sent 2 July 2013.