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Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings

Abstract

This proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council aims to set common minimum standards as regards the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings throughout the European Union. The proposal is the first step in a series of measures set out in the Procedural Rights Roadmap, adopted in Council on 30 November 2009 instructing the Commission to put forward proposals on a "step by step" basis.  This proposal should therefore be considered as part of a package of legislation to be presented over the next few years which will provide a minimum set of procedural rights in criminal proceedings in the European Union.

The proposal seeks to improve the rights of suspects who do not understand and speak the language of the proceedings.

Process

 

 

Commission Status

 

09/03/2010
Proposal Adopted by European Commission
Next Action: TBA

 

EU Parliament Status

 

11/03/2010
Received from Commission
Next Action: Will be allocated to relevant Parliamentary Committee(s)

 

Council Status

 

11/03/2010 Received from Commission
Next Action: TBA

 

Additional Comments

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