are prosecuted every year in the EU.
Many of them are never found guilty.
Our goal is to enhance the presumption of innocence in criminal proceedings and minimise, as much
as possible, the negative impact of investigations on the lives of suspects and accused.
The Presumption of Innocence
Everyone who has been charged shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law
Impact of Investigation
Proceedings should not affect the lives of suspects and accused beyond what is necessary for the proper investigation of the crime
Police and justice authorities should be able to assess and minimise the harmful impact of investigations on the lives of suspects and accused