"This is the second and expanded edition of a handbook intended to assist judges, lawyers and prosecutors in taking account of the requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights and its Protocols ('the European Convention') - and more particularly of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights - when interpreting and applying codes of criminal procedure and comparable or related legislation. It does so by providing extracts from key rulings of the European Court and the former European Commission of Human Rights that have determined applications complaining about one or more violations of the European Convention in the course of the investigation, prosecution and trial of alleged offences, as well as in the course of appellate and various other proceedings linked to the criminal process"--Publisher's website.
"Produced by the Human Rights National Implementation Division of the Directorate General of Human Right and Rule of Law"--Back cover. Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note
Criminal charge Investigation Preventive measures Initial apprehension and custody Detention on remand Gathering evidence Interrogation Charging, plea bargaining and discontinuance of proceedings The trial court Public hearing Proof and evidence Defence Rights of victims Trial in absentia Judgment Appeal Reopening of proceedings Trial within a reasonable time Compensation and costs Child-related issues.