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.