LORDS

Lords to Debate Report on EU's Policy on Criminal Procedure

29 January 2013

The EU Committee’s report, The European Union's Policy on Criminal Procedure, will be debated in the House of Lords on Monday 4 February at 3.30 pm in Grand Committee

The report found that that there is significant benefit to be gained from EU legislation setting minimum rights for defendants and victims, particularly for British citizens travelling within the EU who, on the whole, enjoy a high standard of rights at home. However, those minimum rights must be firmly grounded in international law norms, such as the European Convention on Human Rights, to minimise the risk of disrupting the UK criminal law systems.

The debate will be opened by Lord Bowness (Conservative), Chairman of the Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection Sub-Committee. Lord McNally will respond on behalf of the Government

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