Annual LEAP Conference
“In the recent years, the experiences with EAW have shown that some countries rarely apply pre-trial detention for the period of EAW’s execution, while other use detention as if by default. Unfortunately, Poland belongs to the second category,“ says advocate Mikołaj Pietrzak. “These differences constitute one of the most serious problems for practical enforcement of the principle of mutual trust between EU countries,” he adds.
Apart from EAW, the conference participants also discussed the EU member states’ progress in the implementation of EU directives on the right of access to a lawyer and the right to information.
The second part of the conference was devoted to the draft directives which are currently being prepared in the European Union concerning the presumption of innocence, legal aid and protection of children in criminal proceedings.
Source: Fair Trials International.