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MEP joint letter to Commissioner Jourová on pre-trial detention

May 27, 2016 - detention without trial, Pre-trial detention

On 26th May 2016, four MEPs (Dennis de Jong, MEP, Birgit Sippel, MEP, Judith Sargentini, MEP, Nathalie Griesbeck, MEP) wrote to Vĕra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality about the practice of pre-trial detention in Europe, following the publication of Fair Trials latest report.

The letter urges a number of steps in relation to pre-trial detention across Europe:

- The submission of a legislative proposal on pre-trial detention, as requested by Parliament in its resolution of 15 December 2011;
- Publicly repeat the Commission’s long-standing position that in the application of the Framework Decision Member States should respect human rights and fundamental freedoms and that mutual recognition should not in any way undermine this principle;
- The submission of legislative proposals clarifying the Framework Decision on the European Arrest Warrant, as requested by Parliament in its resolution of 27 February 2014.

You can read the letter in full here

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