Application of EU Instruments in Criminal Justice

Summary

This publication is an outcome of cooperation of the CEELI Institute and the Association of Croatian Judges, and is designed for use by criminal judges from EU member countries, focusing on applying of EU instruments in criminal justice, and providing access to the full extent of rights guaranteed by EU law. Primarily, this brochure covers the Directives setting standards for criminal proceedings:  Directive 2010/64/EU on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings, Directive 2012/13/EU on the right to information in criminal proceedings, Directive 2013/48/EU on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings, and Directive (EU) 2016/343 on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at the trial in criminal proceeding.

 

It was authored by Judge Marijan Bitanga, criminal judge at the High Criminal Court of Republic of Croatia, Judge Marin Mrčela, the President of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), and Zuzana Vikarská, lecturer in constitutional law and human rights at the Law Faculty of Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. 

 

This publication is available for download below in English, Czech, Bulgarian, Croatian and Romanian.

 

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