Defending the
Human Right
to a
Fair Trial

Access to a Lawyer

In 2013, the European Union passed a Directive guaranteeing all suspects and defendants effective and confidential access to a lawyer throughout criminal proceedings. This followed a flagship decision on the right of access to a lawyer by the ECtHR (Salduz v Turkey) which has already had a direct impact on legal practice in Scotland.

This course will provide an overview of the Access to a Lawyer Directive and practical guidance for lawyers on how to make effective use of this new legislation in their day-to-day practice.

You can view the Access to a Lawyer Directive Toolkit here. You can also  register for access to this course here. Once registered you will be asked to log in, after which you will be automatically redirected to the training course.

The site will remember how far you got, provided you mark a section as completed, so you’ll be able to return to it

Module 1 Introduction
Unit 1 Aims and Objectives of Training
Unit 2 Key Concepts
Module 2 The Context
Unit 1 Access to a Lawyer: The Gateway Right
Unit 2 Problems Within the EU
Module 3 International and Regional Standards
Unit 1 International Standards
Unit 2 ECHR and ECtHR Case Law
Unit 3 The EU Directive and Other Overlapping Measures
Unit 4 The ECHR Baseline
Unit 5 Relevant Provisions of the Directive
Unit 6 Using the Directive in Practice
Unit 7 Cross-Border (European Investigation Order) Issues
Unit 8 Interconnection of the Roadmap Directives
Unit 9 Impact on National Law
Module 4 Challenges in Practice
Unit 1 Waivers
Unit 2 Relevant Provisions of the Directive - Waivers
Unit 3 Using the Directive in Practice - Waivers
Unit 4 Derogations
Unit 5 Dual Representation in EAW Cases
Module 5 Summary
Unit 1 Summary Video
Module 6 Final Quiz!
Unit 1 Final Quiz
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