European lawyers organisation CCBE (Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe) has presented a manifesto for the 2014 European elections. The title of the manifesto is “Improving justice in Europe”.
Their key proposals for the coming legislative session are:
- Ending mass electronic surveillance of European citizens and their lawyers;
- Making justice affordable for citizens;
- Securing sufficient procedural safeguards in criminal law;
- Delivering e-justice to citizens and businesses.