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Directive (EU) 2016/343 of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Directive (EU) 2016/343 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at the trial in criminal proceedings

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CHAPTER 4U.K.+E.U. GENERAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 10U.K.+E.U.Remedies

1.Member States shall ensure that suspects and accused persons have an effective remedy if their rights under this Directive are breached.

2.Without prejudice to national rules and systems on the admissibility of evidence, Member States shall ensure that, in the assessment of statements made by suspects or accused persons or of evidence obtained in breach of the right to remain silent or the right not to incriminate oneself, the rights of the defence and the fairness of the proceedings are respected.

Article 11U.K.+E.U.Data collection

Member States shall, by 1 April 2020 and every three years thereafter, send to the Commission available data showing how the rights laid down in this Directive have been implemented.

Article 12U.K.+E.U.Report

The Commission shall, by 1 April 2021, submit a report to the European Parliament and to the Council on the implementation of this Directive.

Article 13U.K.+E.U.Non-regression

Nothing in this Directive shall be construed as limiting or derogating from any of the rights and procedural safeguards that are ensured under the Charter, the ECHR, or other relevant provisions of international law or the law of any Member State which provides a higher level of protection.

Article 14U.K.+E.U.Transposition

1.Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by 1 April 2018. They shall immediately inform the Commission thereof.

When Member States adopt those measures, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or shall be accompanied by such reference on the occasion of their official publication. The methods of making such reference shall be laid down by Member States.

2.Member States shall communicate to the Commission the text of the main measures of national law which they adopt in the field covered by this Directive.

Article 15U.K.+E.U.Entry into force

This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 16U.K.+E.U.Addressees

This Directive is addressed to the Member States in accordance with the Treaties.

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