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The CCBE held its Standing Committee meeting in Brussels on 4 April 2014.

At its Standing Committee, the CCBE announced the publication of its 2013 Annual Report, which details the CCBE’s work and activities for the past year. For hard-copy requests of the report, please contact Dawn Turek, CCBE Communications Officer.

The CCBE was honoured to have Niovi Ringou, Deputy Head of Unit for General Justice Policies and Judicial Systems of DG Justice for the European Commission as a guest speaker at the Standing Committee, who discussed the publication of the 2014 European Justice Scoreboard. [+]

CCBE Publication

Improving Justice in Europe: The CCBE Manifesto for the 2014 European Elections

This Manifesto highlights the CCBE’s strategic justice concerns for the 2014 European elections, and is designed to support the implementation of an agenda for justice, fundamental rights and the rule of law by the institutions of the European Union.

Key proposals for the coming legislative session include:

  1. Ending mass electronic surveillance of European citizens
    Mass surveillance undermines public trust in an independent justice system and the rule of law
  2. Making justice affordable for citizens
    Citizens are being discouraged from pursuing their fundamental right of access to justice
  3. Securing sufficient procedural safeguards in criminal law
    Citizens still do not have sufficient safeguards to ensure fairness in criminal trials
  4. Delivering e-justice to citizens and businesses:
    There should be harmonised minimal standards for domestic and cross-border e-justice.

The CCBE looks forward to continuing its work with the EU institutions and, pursuant to the 2014 elections, to the further development of forward-thinking policies in the area of justice and human rights.  

Click here to read the detailed CCBE Manifesto.

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