Effective criminal defence in Eastern Europe
Cape, Ed and Namoradze, Z. (2012) Effective criminal defence in Eastern Europe. Project Report. Soros Foundation, Moldova.
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This book is devoted to criminal defence in Eastern Europe, based on a research project conducted in Bulgaria, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova and Ukraine during 2010 and 2011.The book starts with an analysis of the key requirements and standards concerning effective criminal defence according to the European Convention on Human Rights, the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, and legislation under the European Union’s procedural rights ‘roadmap’. Each country in the study is the subject of a separate chapter describing and analysing laws, institutions, processes, practices and attitudes relating to effective criminal defence, and concluding with recommendations for improving access to effective defence as an essential element of the right to fair trial. The data from the five countries is then subjected to a cross-jurisdictional analysis of compliance with European standards including, where relevant, reference to the fi ndings of the original nine country study.