The European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA) is a leading group of independent criminal defence lawyers in the Council of Europe

On 12 October 2020 the College of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office adopted its Internal Rules, published in the Official Journal on 21.01.2021 (OJ C 22/4).

The ECBA has examined these rules and elaborated notes.  The notes were sent to the European Chief Prosecutor, Laura Kövesi, by letter of 26 February 2021. Thursday, 18 March 2021, the ECBA held its first official meeting with EPPO representatives, followed by another meeting in September 2022. Several European Prosecutors participated at the ECBA Conferences in 2021 and 2022. For more details click here.