JUSTICIA reports on human rights in criminal proceedings (2013)

October 21, 2013

In 2013 the JUSTICIA Network, in cooperation with the Human Rights Monitoring Institute and other EU NGOs, presented two reports on suspects’ rights protection in criminal proceedings.

The first report reviews compliance of legal aid systems in seven EU jurisdictions with the standards established by the European Human Rights Convention and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights. The seven states reviewed are Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England & Wales, Germany, Greece, Ireland and Lithuania.

The second report assesses the access to interpretation and translation services in criminal proceedings in six EU Member States: Czech Republic, England & Wales, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. The report analyses whether these states comply with the requirements arising out of the EU Directive on the Right to Interpretation and Translation.

JUSTICIA is an international NGO network founded by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties in 2012. It works in the areas of suspects’ and victims’ rights protection in criminal proceedings. NGOs from ten EU Member States, including the Human Rights Monitoring Institute, participate in the Network’s activities.

The JUSTICIA network has already presented six publications on crime victims’ and suspects’ rights in criminal proceedings. More information on the JUSTICIA Network itself and its activities is available at the official website.