COVID-19 and the justice system in Europe: lawyers' association sounds the alarm

The pandemic is taking its toll upon the criminal justice system in EU member states, according to the CCBE.

"The CCBE urges the European institutions and all member states to:

- Facilitate the complete reactivation of justice systems in Europe, while promoting health and safety measures
- Invest in justice and legal aid urgently
- Provide support to promote access to justice and guarantee citizens rights"

EU: COVID-19 and the justice system: CCBE Statement on the reactivation of justice in Europe: The CCBE sounds an alarm bell for justice in Europe (pdf)


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