Enchancing the Right to be Present


George Dimitrov (ed)
Law and Internet Foundation
Noemia Bessa Vilela (ed)
Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique, IJP- Portucalense Institute for Legal Research


This monograph is the final output of PRESENT project. The Project addresses the direct need of training and receiving insight on the changes that are going to be incorporated in the legislation of European Union Member States (MS) in order to transpose Directive (EU) 2016/343. The PRESENT partnership unites 6 partners from 6 countries (Bulgaria, Austria, Romania, Slovakia, Cyprus and Portugal) with diverse focus and a wealth of expertise. Implemented under the coordination of Law and Internet Foundation, the PRESENT project hás provided training to legal practitioners, prosecutors, and judges, who will then contribute to the enhancement of the right to be present, as delineated in the Directive in each country. Further, the PRESENT project has provided a comprehensive comparative analysis for all partner countries’ legislation in respect to the right to be present of suspected or accused persons in criminal proceedings. The project was implemented with the support of the JUSTICE Programme of the European Commission under Grant Agreement 760482.


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  • Right to Fair Trial from the Perspectives of Slovak Legal Acts and the European Law viz. Directive (EU) 2016/343
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  • Practical Challenges and Best Practices Regarding the Right to be Present in Austria
    Daniela Amann
  • Public References to Guilt and Presentation of Suspects and Accused Persons – Rule of Law in Bulgaria
    Hristina Veselinova Bogia
  • The Presumption of Innocence and the Right to be Present at Trial in Criminal Proceedings: The Romanian Case Study
    Ruxandra Popescu
  • The Right to be Present at Trial in Criminal Proceedings under Bulgarian Legislation
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  • General Report: Comparative Analysis of the Legal Treatment of the Right to be Present and the Presumption of Innocence in the PRESENT partner States in the light of Directive 2016/343
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June 9, 2020

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