Procedural Safeguards - Measure B

Several months following its adoption by the European Parliament, the Directive implementing Measure B of the Roadmap of procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings has finally been adopted by the Council on 26 April 2012. You can find the Council’s Press Release and the Final Text of the Directive below. The Directive will come into force after its publication in the Official Journal and has to be implemented within 2 years after its publication.

Please click here for the Open letter to the European Commissioner for Justice Viviane Reding. This letter on procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings and more specifically on Measure B on Information on Rights and Information about the Charges (see below) has been sent on 29 June 2010.