(The TRAINAC study can be found here.)

This project aimed to achieve a comprehensive analysis of the implementation at a national level (in the countries where the Directives apply) of the following three Directives:

  • Directive 2010/64 on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings;
  • Directive 2012/13 on the Right to information in criminal proceedings; and
  • Directive 2013/48 on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and in European arrest warrant proceedings, and on the right to have a third party informed upon deprivation of liberty and to communicate with third persons and with consular authorities while deprived of liberty.

The project identified how the Directives have been implemented at a national level and whether they have been implemented in accordance with the legislation.  The project also identified good practices which have been applied in different Member States. Such good practices may be of assistance to Member States that are experiencing difficulties in implementing the Directives.  In addition, the project aimed to propose recommendations that can ensure that the objectives of the Directives are fulfilled by Member States.

This project is implemented in partnership with the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

This project was financed with the support of the Justice Programme of the European Union.