NETPRALAT is an international project focusing on training European lawyers for strengthening procedural rights of suspected or accused persons in criminal proceedings.

Lawyers will be trained to apply Procedural Rights Directives in pre-trial proceedings (safeguards in criminal proceedings) when assisting their clients, with a special focus on the right to translation.

Procedural Rights Directives include:

·         Directive 2010/64/EU on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings

·         Directive 2012/13/EU on the right to information in criminal proceedings

·         Directive 2013/48/EU on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings

·         Directive (EU) 2016/343 on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at the trial in criminal proceedings

·         Directive (EU) 2016/800 on procedural safeguards for children who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings.

·        Directive (EU) 2016/1919 on legal aid for suspects and accused persons in criminal proceedings and for requested persons in European arrest warrant proceedings.

The project aims also to establish EU lawyers’ cooperation to implement the Directives and to advocate for practice-oriented training on facilitating suspects’ rights to become part of lawyers’ training curricula at the national level. We envision also to create space for cooperation among the providers of the training for lawyers to find innovative ways to train practitioners in protecting the right to fair trial.

The project envisions the following activities:

·         international training courses for defence lawyers from Poland, Spain, Lithuania, Estonia and France willing to be multipliers of the gained skills at the local level;

·         national training courses for defence lawyers in Poland, Spain and Lithuania;

·         cross-border experts` meeting to identify critical Directives’ issues requiring further training;

·         developing training modules for defence lawyers-multipliers (1 on the role of interpreters in criminal proceedings);

·         creation of the online platform to enable learning about the Directives and their application in the lawyers` practice;

·         adjusting the SUPRALAT training modules for use in Poland, Spain and Lithuania;

·         dissemination meetings for lawyers’ organisations;

·         creation of the international Network of defence lawyers-multipliers and experts.

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The NETPRALAT project builds upon the achievements of the SUPRALAT project training.

NETPRALAT project has been funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020).

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