On the 07th of June 2022 Law and Internet Foundation as a leading partner has officially launched the EU-funded project INNOCENT via virtual kick-off meeting with all partners.

The Improving the application of the presumption of iNNOCEnce when applying elecTronic evidence (INNOCENT) project focuses on procedural rights of persons suspected or accused of crime, in particular their right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, and how this should be construed in the context of electronic evidence. INNOCENT targets exclusively Central and Eastern Europe jurisdictions in order to map the similarities, best and worst practices in the region with regards to the practical application of the presumption of innocence. INNOCENT further aims to enhance the cooperation between the neighbouring jurisdictions in regard to the juncture between the presumption of innocence and electronic evidence.

The participants presented themselves, their teams, organisations as well their main motivation to join the project. Additionally, partners reviewed the objectives and structure of the project, including management, internal procedures, dissemination and communication strategy, evaluation criteria and approach towards the envisaged events.

The INNOCENT project is implemented with the support of the Justice Programme of the European Commission under Grant Agreement № 101056685.