***Calling all lawyers practicing in criminal law.***
Please complete our European wide survey on the right to information in criminal proceedings.
EU Directive on The Right to information in criminal proceedings.
This survey is part of a research project “EU Directives in Practice: Monitoring and Reporting on the Implementation of the EU Directive on the Right to Information in Criminal Proceedings”. The project aims to assess how the Directive is implemented in Ireland and 6 other EU jurisdictions (Italy, Spain, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Austria). The research in Ireland is conducted by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.
All of the information gathered by the survey will be treated on a strictly confidential basis. All information gathered by the survey will be anonymised for the purposes of publication and dissemination of the research. Any names and/or identifying information provided in the responses will not appear in any project publications.
Respondents will be asked for their names and contact details so as to enable the researchers to contact them for further information should such need arise. However, respondents are not required to provide this information in order to complete the survey, if they do not wish to do so.
If you would like to complete the survey, please click on the link below to begin. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
If you would like more information please email the project coordinator Mr Stephen O’Hare at firstname.lastname@example.org
JUSTICIA European Rights Network
Recent developments under EU law to protect the rights of victims of crime, in addition to measures to protect the rights of accused and suspected persons in criminal proceedings, will have a significant impact on domestic criminal law, policy and practice throughout the European Union. More information about these measures and their impact within Network Member Organisations’ Member States can be found here.
Since the European Commission granted the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) a significant operating grant in July 2012, the ICCL has taken the lead in the newly formalised JUSTICIA European Rights Network consisting of the 19 Network Member organisations based in 17 Member States listed below. Work is ongoing in preparing the Network’s projected activities such as holding training seminars and conferences; producing various publications; engaging in collective lobbying in the area of EU criminal justice, as well as developing this EU Justice portal.
Right to Information (Measure B)
Adopted on 22 May 2012. A person, who is suspected of a crime should get information on his/her basic rights in writing, as well as information about the nature and cause of the accusation against him/her.
The Directive on the right to information in criminal proceedings was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of European Union with a view to implementing the principle of mutual recognition of decisions in criminal matters. The Directive lays down rules concerning the right to information of suspects or accused persons, relating to their rights in criminal proceedings and to the accusation against them. It also lays down rules concerning the right to information of persons subject to a European Arrest Warrant relating to their rights.