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

A ruling on the Right to Access to a Lawyer Directive (2013/48/EU) by a Dutch Court of Discipline has recently been published.

The ruling addresses the boundaries of the active participation of the defence lawyer when assisting suspects during interrogations, under Article 3(3)(b) of the Directive.

Our Board Member Gwen Jansen prepared an unofficial partial translation into English, which you may retrieve here.