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Directive 2012/13/EU of 22 May 2012 on the right to information in criminal proceedings

The proposal for this Directive was submitted by the Commission on 20 July 2010. It is the second measure implementing the roadmap on procedural rights. This Directive establishes that Member States have to inform their citizens that they have, at least, the following rights: • The right to access to a lawyer; • Any entitlement to legal advice free of charge and the conditions to obtain...
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Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the use and transfer of passenger name records to the United States Department of Homeland Security

The EU and the US signed a first PNR agreement in 2004 which had to be terminated following a decision by the ECJ (lack of legal basis). A provisional agreement was signed in 2006, later replaced...
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Directive 2011/92/EU of 13 December 2011 on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA

This Directive harmonises throughout the European Union criminal offences relating to sexual abuse committed against children, the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. It also...
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Agreement between the European Union and Australia on the processing and transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) (...)

The agreement replaces the agreement signed in 2008 which was provisionally applicable even if it had never been ratified by the EU. Under the Lisbon Treaty, conclusion of the 2008 agreement by...
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Directive 2011/99/EU of 13 December 2011 on the European protection order

The objective of this Directive is to make sure that a victim who is subject to a protection measure (for example in a case of domestic violence) may still be protected when he/she moves to...
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Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA

This Directive establishes minimum rules concerning the definition of criminal offences and sanctions in the area of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children, child pornography and...
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Regulation (EU) No 1077/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 establishing a European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA), as amended in2013

This Regulation establishes the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice, known as "eu-LISA". Located in Tallinn,...
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