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

Please find a letter from representatives of the Open Society Justice Initiative, Fair Trials International, Amnesty International, JUSTICE, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, and the European Criminal Bar Association.

We have been writing jointly to offer our continued assistance to progress the Roadmap for strengthening procedural rights of suspected or accused persons in criminal proceedings.

This letter has been sent (15 November 2011) to the EC Vice President Reding and in copy to the Director-General Justice, Francoise Le Bail and the Head of Unit, Procedural Criminal Law, Olivier Tell