Effective implementation of the right to a lawyer and legal aid under the Stockholm Programme

May 1, 2016

The project aims to strengthen the procedural rights of suspects and accused in criminal proceedings by increasing knowledge and the capacity to apply the Directive 2013/48/EU (“Right of access to a lawyer directive”) and Recommendation C(2013) 8179/2 (“Right to legal aid recommendation”) among legal professionals.

Project period 2016 06 01 – 2017 12 31
Partnership Lithuania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia
Project snapshot  waiting-cat_00446090-en


1. National study to assess the scope and quality of access to a lawyer and legal aid in Lithuania through case-file research, focus groups and in-depth interviews.

2. Production of handbooks on the implementation of the EU and ECtHR-level standards on the right to a lawyer/right to legal aid.

3. Roll out of  capacity-building workshops for key stakeholders and launch of the on-line course.


We are grateful for the financial support to  

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