Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970
MINIMALNA PRAVILA O PRAVU NA PRAVNU POMOĆ ZA OSUMNjIČENA, OPTUŽENA I TRAŽENA LICA U PRAVU EVROPSKE UNIJE
Radić Žarko (Правни факултет Универзитета у Крагујевцу), email@example.com
On 30 November 2009, the Council adopted a Resolution on a Roadmap for strengthening the procedural rights of suspected or accused persons in criminal proceedings (the Roadmap). Six measures on procedural rights in criminal proceedings have been adopted pursuant to the Roadmap to date, namely Directives 2010/64/EU, 2012/13/EU, 2013/48/EU, (EU) 2016/343, (EU) 2016/800 and (EU) 2016/1919 of the European Parliament and of the Council. In the paper, the author applies the dogmatic and the normative method to analyse the Directive (EU) 2016/1919 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on legal aid for suspects and accused persons in criminal proceedings and for requested persons in European arrest warrant proceedings. This Directive complements Directives 2013/48/EU and (EU) 2016/800. At the end of the paper, the author considers the importance of the studied Directive for the Republic of Serbia and its road to the membership in the European Union. He concludes that the incorporation of the procedural rights this Directive applies to in the legislation of the Republic of Serbia would imply that these rights are guaranteed not only by the provisions of the Special Law on Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters with the Member States of the European Union, but also by the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code, the Law on Juvenile Offenders and Criminal Law Protection of Juveniles, as well as by the provisions of the Misdemeanour Law.
Keywords: procedural rights, criminal proceedings, the right to legal aid, suspects and accused persons, extradition, surrender of the requested person, European arrest warrant