A change to the country's criminal procedures — implemented a year after the previous amendment was adopted — poses a threat to the principle of legal certainty.
A Polish man who accuses his therapist of rape has applied to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) for redress after Polish courts did not consider his testimony reliable.
A Polish journalist preparing an article sent questions to a company for comment. The company found the content of the questions harmful to its reputation and filed a criminal case for defamation, even though the...
The abuse of pre-trial detention only began to attract attention at the end of 2012, as a result of cases against famous people. Finally, the end of June saw the long-awaited reform of restrictive measures. What will it bring?
Five organizations have addressed the European justice commissioner to ask her to confront the Spanish government about a memo issued by police headquarters ordering officers to disobey EU directives.
The Spanish National Police Headquarters in Madrid has issued a memo ordering officers to not respect the rights of persons under arrest and their lawyers, enshrined in EU Directives 2010/64 and 2012/13, as long as...
If you thought the simple consumption of a joint couldn't land you in front of a judge, you were wrong. Domonkos's story is a case in point.
Domestic violence victims in Lithuania now receive more support from the police and support services, but still lack vital protections. With 10,000 people officially classed as victims, domestic violence accounted for 10% of all 2013 crime in the country.
Spain has missed the deadlines for implementing critical EU directives on criminal proceedings, as NGOs urge action by the Ministry of Justice.
The provisions of Directive 2011/36/EU were transposed into Lithuanian law on the 17th of July, providing for additional victim protection in criminal proceedings. From now on, should an interview or the public nature...