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Sectors: Justice - Security

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, International Organisation, Non-profit organisations

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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EU: except UK and Denmark


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Responsible: European Commission


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This call for proposals aims to facilitate effective access to justice for all, including to promote and support the rights of victims of crime, while respecting the rights of the defence.

Priorities and funded actions:

– to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU criminal law in the area of the rights of persons suspected or accused of crime and to the preparation of new EU action.

The main priority is the implementation and practical application of the following instruments:
– Directive 2010/64 on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings;
– Directive 2012/13 on the right to information in criminal proceedings;
– Directive 2013/48 on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings;
– Commission Recommendation C(2013) 8178/2 on safeguards for vulnerable persons suspected or accused in criminal proceedings
– Commission Recommendation C(2013) 8179/2 on the right to legal aid in criminal proceedings
– Directive on presumption of innocence

Among financed actions
– analytical activities, such as data collection and creation of data bases, surveys, research etc;
– mutual learning, exchange of good practices, development of working methods which may be transferable to other participating countries;
– exchange and provision of information and development of information tools;