Suspects in the EU will soon receive a ‘letter of rights’ listing their basic rights during criminal proceedings following a vote in the European Parliament.

The European Commission proposed the measure in July 2010 as part of its efforts to ensure people have a right to a fair trial throughout the EU. It is the second step in a series of measures to set common EU standards in criminal cases. The measure will now pass to ministers for final adoption by the Council in the comi...

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