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The ARISA Newsletter is a periodic bulletin offering information on recent developments related to the media coverage of criminal cases and its impact on suspects and accused persons. The May issue presents the latest publication produced under the ARISA-2 project, namely the Guidebook for criminal justice and media professionals “Disclosing information on criminal cases”. In […]
Suspects and accused are in a specific legal situation – on the one hand, they have a number of legal remedies to protect their rights and prove their innocence, on the other hand, the law allows certain restrictions on their rights, despite the fact that they are not proven guilty yet. The social consequences of […]
On 16 February 2022, the Supreme Court in UK ruled against Bloomberg News in a landmark privacy case. The decision of the highest court stated that a person under a criminal investigation has a reasonable expectation of privacy before they are charged which effectively confirmed the ‘general rule’ of pre-charge anonymity. In its ruling, the Supreme […]
The ARISA Newsletter is a periodic bulletin offering information on recent developments related to the media coverage of criminal cases and its impact on suspects and accused persons. The January issue of the newsletter presents the latest publications produced under the ARISA-2 project. Communication guidelines were developed to assist criminal justice authorities to properly communicate […]
The new ARISA Newsletter is a periodic bulletin offering information on recent developments related to the media coverage of criminal cases and its impact on suspects and accused persons. The December issue of the newsletter presents the latest reports produced under the ARISA-2 project. A case study report examines twelve case studies and aims […]
Media coverage of crime-related topics, especially when they regard heinous crimes, is often a tricky issue. On the one hand, there is the curiosity of the public, which is often triggered by the media that provides in-depth details of the facts, as if to present a horror fiction. On the other hand, there are […]
The main objective of the present guidelines is to assist judges, prosecutors, police officers and lawyers to properly communicate information about ongoing criminal cases to the media or online on their websites, and thus to prevent them from violating the presumption of innocence of the suspects and accused. The guidelines include a brief introductory […]
Assessing the Risk of Isolation of Suspects and Accused (ARISA) is a series of projects striving to promote the rights of suspects, accused and convicted persons in the European Union.
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