Czech Republic: Procedural Rights Observed by the Camera
Audiovisual recording of interrogations in the EU
This country report is based on a research carried out in the Czech Republic in the framework of an empirical research project conducted in five European Union (EU) countries.
The project “Procedural Rights Observed by the Camera – Audiovisual Recording of Interrogations in the EU (ProCam)”, supported by the European Commission, is aimed at mapping whether the practice of the audiovisual recording of interrogations in the Member States complies with the requirements set out in Directive 2013/48/EU on access to a lawyer (hereinafter Access to a Lawyer Directive), and at examining how the legal framework and the practice of audiovisual recordings ensures or restricts the procedural rights of defendants in the investigative phase of the procedure.
The research in the respective countries was conducted by local project partners, with the co- ordination of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee. The project included an analysis of the legal framework and the statistical data, and an empirical research.