Joint NGO letter on EU’s roadmap on procedural rights in criminal proceedings

16/07/2013 – Following the vote of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament to adopt the Directive on the right of criminal suspects to access a lawyer and to communicate with consular officials and other third parties upon arrest (the “Directive”), our organisations – national and international NGOs working on justice and human rights – write to recognise the achievement of the European Commission, Council and Parliament on reaching agreement on this important instrument.