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Case Law C-278/16 (12/10/2017)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 10/12/2017

Subject: The Court affirmed a measure, such as an order provided for in national law for imposing sanctions in relation to minor offences and delivered by a judge following a simplified unilateral procedure, constitutes a ‘document which is essential’, within the meaning of Directive 2010/64/EU on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings, of which a written translation must, in accordance with the formal requirements laid down in that provision, be provided to suspected or accused persons who do not understand the language of the proceedings in question, for the purposes of enabling them to exercise their rights of defence and thus of safeguarding the fairness of the proceedings

Parties: Frank Sleutjes

Classification: Justice - Art. 48 Rights of defence - Art. 49 Criminal Law

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