Its interesting that the EU has agreed on a standardized “Miranda” type warning. As described in the EU press release:
The Letter of Rights will contain practical details about accused persons’ rights:
- to a lawyer;
- to be informed of the charge and, where appropriate, to have access to the case-file;
- to interpretation and translation for those who do not understand the language of the proceedings;
- to be brought promptly before a court following arrest.
LEP advocates will be pleased to see interpretation rights included in this basic information.
Thanks to the International Access to Justice Blog. I have not yet been able to locate the full text of the notice, which is supposed to have been provided to EU member governments.
Thanks for the mention, Richard. You might find an indicative version of the text at:http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/10/989&format=HTML&aged=1&language=EN&guiLanguage=en (bottom of the page). It’s a draft and certainly the final version will have have some changes but the basic structure must hold.