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

Please click here for an open letter regarding pre-trial detention sent to Viviane Reding, European Commission Vice-President in charge of Justice.

This letter was signed by Amnesty International European Institutions Office, Association Européenne pour la Défense des Droits de l'Homme, Association for the Prevention of Torture, European Criminal Bar Association, Harm Reduction International, Irish Penal Reform Trust, Defence for Children International, Fair Trials International, Human Rights Monitoring Institute Lithuania, JUSTICE, Open Society Justice Initiative, Quaker Council for European Affairs and Prisoners Abroad.