Webinar: Protecting people’s criminal justice rights in the European Union


The speakers discussed the overuse of pretrial detention, discrimination in the criminal justice system, and the reliance on new technologies in criminal justice without careful analysis and guidelines.


Didier Reynders, EU Commissioner for Justice
Dr. Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Member of the European Parliament
Constance Ascione Le Dréau, Associate at Visconti & Grundler (France)
Pierre-Arnaud Perrouty, Ligue des Droits Humains (Belgium)
Sarah Chander, European Digital Rights

Links to some of the reports mentioned during the webinar:

Beyond the Emergency of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons for Defence Rights in Europe

Fair Trials’ letter urging the European Commission to include in its
Anti-racism Action Plan efforts to end structural racism in criminal justice systems in Europe:

Ligue des Droits Humains’ report, Abus policier et confinement

Fair Trials’ report on the use of pretrial detention in the EU, A measure of last resort?

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