Today, 1st of October 2018, is the official start of the project FAIR: Enhancing the Fair Trial for people suspected or accused of crimes.
The problem of ensuring fair trial to persons suspected or accused of crime in the European Union through establishing minimum standards for their rights in the course of the criminal proceeding has become a serious challenge due to the significant differences in the national legal frameworks of the Member States. The FAIR project comes to overcome this issue by enhancing their rights, as well as by contributing to the practical implementation of several European Directives, which establish the minimum standards for procedural rights in criminal proceedings. This is why the main concept of FAIR is to reach persons suspected or accused of crime and empower them with knowledge of their rights enshrined in the EU Directives by providing information in different languages and manners using innovative technological approach.
The FAIR project is coordinated by the Vienna Center for Social Security (VICESSЕ), Austria. The partnership includes Law and Internet Foundation (Bulgaria), Minority Rights Group Europe(Hungary) and the Center for Security Studies (Greece).
The project is implemented with the support of Justice Programme (2014-2020) of the European Commission under Grant Agreement №802040.