JUSTICIA Addresses the European Commission on Criminal Justice Policy

January 17, 2014

The JUSTICIA Network, of which HRMI is a member, has addressed the European Commission regarding implemented and upcoming EU policy in the area of criminal justice.

JUSTICIA commended the European Commission on the adopted measures, namely the Roadmap for strengthening procedural rights of suspected or accused persons in criminal proceedings and the Directive establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime.

The Network urged the Commission to continue on this path where outstanding measures under the Roadmap are concerned, and especially stressed the need to ensure a proper implementation of the adopted measures in Member States.

Where future policy is concerned, JUSTICIA called on the Commission to consider a legislative proposal on the use of pre-trial detention, as well as revision of EU measures on crime victims’ compensation and a complaints mechanism for when victims’ rights are breached.
The full submission is available here.