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

ECBA reply on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on procedural safeguards for children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings, 6 May 2014

Please click here for our response to the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on procedural safeguards for children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings, which is the result of intensive and careful consideration of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA) working group on Measure E, composed of 14 practitioners in criminal law from 10 countries all over Europe.

It was sent on 6 May 2014 to Mrs Reding, Vice-president and Commissioner responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship and to Oliver Tell, Director Unit B.1, Directorate General Justice. 

The members of the working group are Bertil Dahl (Co-Chair WG), Bugnariu Danut-Ioan, Andreas de Mariassy, Wieteke Drummen, Robert Eagar, Siobhain Egan, Mirjam Frey, George Gebbie, Robin Grey (Co-Chair WG), Eeva Heikkila, James MacGuill, Holger Matt (ECBA Chair),  Christia Middleton and Ulrich Sommer.