Commons rejects Brussels proposal for EU-wide rights for suspects – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 16th, 2011 in detention, EC law, legal representation by tracey

“MPs have voted against a proposal to safeguard the rights of suspects detained at police stations across Europe to have access to lawyer. Justice secretary Kenneth Clarke tabled a motion last week recommending that the UK should not opt into a draft European Union directive that would ensure the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and the right to communicate upon arrest.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th September 2011