|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2018) 226|
Legislative proposal - published by the European Commission in April 2018 - for a Directive on the appointments of legal representatives for the purpose of gathering evidence in criminal proceedings.
The proposed Directive sets out rules on the legal representation in the European Union (EU) of certain service providers for the purposes of gathering evidence in criminal proceedings. It also aims to remove some of the obstacles to addressing service providers by offering a common, EU-wide solution for addressing legal orders to service providers by way of a legal representative. This removes the need for individualised and uncoordinated national approaches and provides legal certainty at EU level.
The draft law was adopted on 17 April 2018 as part of a legislative package aimed at improving cross-border access to e-evidence by creating a legal framework for judicial orders addressed directly to service providers or their legal representative in another member state. The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach on the proposal on 8 March 2019.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Police | Judicial Cooperation|
|Keywords||Free Movement of Services
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|