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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 non-custodial measures during proceedings, disclosure of information, legal and practical impact of proceedings on suspects and accused, and assessment of the impact of proceedings by competent authorities.