Justice

Coopération judiciaire et état de droit

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Michael O'Flaherty introduces the July edition of FRA's bulletin on the impact for fundamental rights of Covid-19. He talks about the important role that people play who are engaged with the promotion and the protection of human rights in these times.
The July edition of the COVID-19 bulletin will be available from 30 July.
This handbook provides an overview of key aspects of access to justice in Europe.
Fundamental Rights Report 2019: In some Member States access to justice faces challenges. Judicial independence continues to cause
concerns. Victims’ procedural rights need more effective implementation. Gaps in preventing
violence against women and domestic violence remain.
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April
2018
This report outlines Member States’ approaches to age requirements and limits
regarding child participation in judicial proceedings; procedural safeguards for, and rights of, children involved in criminal
proceedings; as well as issues related to depriving children of their liberty.
25
April
2018
The right to access justice and all other relevant procedural rights are not just rights in themselves; they also protect against violations of every other right. Respect for children’s rights in the area of justice is therefore essential. International treaties, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, European Union (EU) secondary law, and national legislation provide a number of relevant rights.
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July
2017
Various proposals on EU-level information systems in the areas of borders and security mention interoperability, aiming to provide fast and easy access to information about third-country nationals.
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June
2016
L’accès à la justice est un élément important de l’État de droit. Il permet aux individus de se protéger
contre toute atteinte à leurs droits, d’introduire des recours contre les fautes civiles, de demander au
pouvoir exécutif de rendre des comptes et de se défendre dans les procédures pénales. Ce manuel
résume les grands principes juridiques européens en matière d’accès à la justice, en s’intéressant
plus particulièrement au droit civil et au droit pénal.
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February
2014
The proposal to establish a European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), mandated to prosecute crimes against the financial interests of the European Union, raises a number of fundamental rights issues.
10
December
2012
In relation to the European Commission proposal for a Directive on the freezing and confiscation of proceeds of crime in the European Union, the European Parliament requested advice from FRA on the extent to which confiscation of proceeds of crime could go without breaching fundamental rights.
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February
2011
On 14 February 2011, as requested by the European Parliament, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) issued an opinion on the draft directive regarding the European Investigation Order (EIO) in criminal matters. The draft directive, aimed at mutual recognition of warrants for both existing and new evidence, is intended to replace an existing ‘fragmented regime' with a more comprehensive legislative instrument.
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September
2010
Une procédure d’asile est équitable lorsque les demandeurs et demandeuses sont informés de leurs droits et obligations, et lorsqu’ils en comprennent les différentes étapes. Le droit d’être informé aux moments décisifs de la procédure constitue un élément important de l’objectivité procédurale. Sur la base des éléments issus d’entretiens avec près de 900 demandeurs et demandeuses d’asile, ce rapport examine les informations dont disposent les demandeurs d’asile sur la procédure d’asile. En particulier, il examine la source principale d’information des demandeurs d’asile, le type d’informations reçues, ainsi que le moment de la réception et la manière dont elles sont communiquées.
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September
2010
Sur la base des éléments recueillis lors d’entretiens auprès d’environ 900 demandeurs d’asile, ce rapport vise à donner un aperçu de la mesure dans laquelle les demandeurs d’asile dans l’Union européenne ont accès à des recours effectifs comme le garantit l’article 47 de la Charte des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne.
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November
2009
On 16 October the Swedish Presidency presented a "draft of the Stockholm Programme" that is to be adopted at the EU summit in December 2009. Following this publication, the Fundamental Rights Agency has presented the following opinion paper "FRA Comments on the Presidency Draft Stockholm Programme" available for download below.