I would like to help today and donate

Next
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Next
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
CLOSE
NEWS

Short Update: JUSTICIA calls for action against disproportionate COVID-19 criminalisation

Fair Trials and the members of the JUSTICIA European Rights Network, a coalition of leading civil society organisations from across Europe working on promoting the right to a fair trial, issued a statement against the disproportionate use of criminalisation as part of European states' responses to the coronavirus. Several states have responded to the pandemic by extending law enforcement powers and creating new criminal offences. Normal oversight mechanisms have also been halted. 

Wrongful arrests, prosecutions and fines have been reported across Europe. In light of several instances of wrongdoing, we call on all countries to urgently review all charges, convictions and fines in relation to alleged COVID-19 offences.

Read the full statement here.

If you are a journalist interested in this story, please call the media team on +44 (0) 7749 785 932 or email [email protected]

Keep up to date

Receive updates on our work and news about Fair Trials globally

Some activities in the following sections on this website are funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020): Legal Experts Advisory Panel, Defence Rights Map, Case Law Database, Advice Guides, Resources, Campaigns, Publications, News and Events. This content represents the views of the authors only and is their sole responsibility. It cannot be considered to reflect the views of the European Commission or any other body of the European Union. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.