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The Stockholm programme: an open and secure Europe serving the citizen

The Stockholm Programme sets out the European Union’s (EU) priorities for the area of justice, freedom and security for the period 2010-14. Building on the achievements of its predecessors the Tampere and Hague programmes, it aims to meet future challenges and further strengthen the area of justice, freedom and security with actions focusing on the interests and needs of citizens. In order...
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Council Framework Decision 2009/905/JHA of 30 November 2009 on Accreditation of forensic service providers carrying out laboratory activities

The instrument is applicable to laboratory activities related to DNA and dactyloscopic (fingerprints) data. The objective is not only to ensure that national forensic service providers comply with...
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Resolution of the Council of 30 November 2009 on a Roadmap for strengthening procedural rights of suspected or accused persons in criminal proceedings

The Swedish Roadmap is the action plan of the Stockholm Programme in the area of procedural rights. It sets out measures which aim to foster protection of suspected and accused persons in...
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Agreement between the European Union and Japan on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters

The purpose of the Agreement is the mutual provision of legal assistance between EU Member States and Japan to establish more effective cooperation between the European Union Member States and...
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Council Decision 2009/902/JHA of 30 November 2009 setting up a European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN) and repealing Decision 2001/427/JHA

This Decision becomes the new legal basis for the EUCPN. The intergovernmental approach is strengthened compared to the previous instrument it replaces, namely Council Decision of 28 May 2001...
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Council Framework Decision 2009/948/JHA of 30 November 2009 on prevention and settlement of conflicts of exercise of jurisdiction in criminal proceedings

This framework decision aims to improve judicial cooperation between European Union countries, so as to prevent unnecessary parallel criminal proceedings concerning the same facts and the same...
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Council Framework Decision 2009/829/JHA of 23 October 2009 on the application, between Member States of the European Union, of the principle of mutual recognition to decisions on supervision measures as an alternative to provisional detention

This instrument lays down rules according to which one Member State recognises a decision on supervision measures issued in another Member State as an alternative to provisional detention....
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