Entries by Iwo

Assessing the Impact of Criminal Proceedings on the Social Situation of Suspects and Accused

This handbook offers practical guidelines to the law enforcement and criminal justice authorities on how to assess the impact of criminal proceedings on suspects and accused. It explains how the proceedings can affect the personal and social life of suspects and accused, provides summaries of court cases showing how criminal justice authorities are addressing this […]

Methodology for Assessing the Risk of Social Isolation of Suspects and Accused during Criminal Proceedings

The purpose of the methodology is to assess the potential impact of criminal proceedings, and the restrictive measures applied by judicial and law enforcement authorities in the framework of these proceedings, on the social situation of suspects and accused. Such an assessment would enable the criminal justice authorities to make more informed decisions with regards […]

Factors Affecting the Social Status of Suspects and Accused

This report aims to examine the factors that affect the social status of suspects and accused drawing upon the prevalent legal practices in four European Union Member States: Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, and Italy. Each of the four national case studies is structured along the following key aspects: legal status of suspects and accused, custodial and […]

ARISA Newsletter

The ARISA newsletter is the project’s electronic newsletter, which offers an overview of recent project activities, passed and upcoming events, publications, news and references to relevant readings on the topic.   Issue 5 / April 2019 Issue 4 / April 2019 Issue 3 / October 2018 Issue 2 / April 2018 Issue 1 / November […]

Does the Presumption of Innocence Still Exist in a Media-Focused?

Recently, an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, was shot and killed by a police officer. The situation has played out over national news, giving the entire country a glimpse into what may have happened and turning many people against the police officer who shot the teen. In Minnesota and across the nation, there is a […]

Shielding the Presumption of Innocence

The presumption of innocence, is the assumption of any suspected offense as innocent until proven guilty according to lawful procedures, is the “mirror” of any legal culture. It may not be explicitly mentioned in the Constitution but it is a constituent element of both the constitutional guarantees and more generally the principle of the rule […]

Social isolation risk assessment methodologies

The paper advances the argument that the development of a risk assessment methodology that meets the criteria for delivering pre-trial justice both in procedural and substantive terms requires that attention is given to the consequences that the imposition of restrictive measures may have on the accused. To this end, following a brief overview of the […]

Significant Changes in the Presumption of Innocence in Greece

A public consultation has launched the legislative initiative of the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights concerning the incorporation of Directive (EU) 2016/343 to strengthen certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and the right of the defendant to appear in the criminal proceedings. The Bill contains provisions, such as the possibility of deducting […]