Defending theHuman Rightto a Fair Trial
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.
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