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Sonja Meijer

1 Introduction While punishment remains one of the aims of imprisonment, the emphasis in European penal policy now lies on the rehabilitative aim of imprisonment, particularly towards the end of longer prison sentences. 1 Recently, the European Court of Human Rights ( echr ) has

The Right to Legal and Other Appropriate Assistance for Child Suspects and Accused

Reflections on the Directive on Procedural Safeguards for Children who are Suspects or Accused Persons in Criminal Proceedings

S.E. Rap and D. Zlotnik

The European Court of Human Rights (hereinafter ECtHR) has specifically underscored the importance of this right for children and found that it should be applied from the outset of the proceedings. Thus, in the case of Salduz v. Turkey the ECtHR held that ‘in order for the right to a fair trial

Guénaël Mettraux, John Dugard and Max du Plessis

Silesia (Germany v. Poland) , 25 August 1925, Permanent International Court of Justice, Judgment (Merits), PCIJ Series A No. 6 , p. 19; Garcia Ruiz v . Spain , 21 January 1999, European Court of Human Rights, no. 30544/96, Reports of Judgments and Decisions 1999-I , para. 28. Compare also the