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European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and Council of Europe Handbook on European Law Relating to Access to Justice

This handbook summarizes the key European legal principles in the area of access to justice. It seeks to raise awareness and improve knowledge of relevant legal standards set by the European Union and the Council of Europe, particularly through the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The handbook is designed to serve as a practical guide for judges, prosecutors and legal practitioners involved in litigation in the EU and in Council of Europe member states. Non-governmental organizations and other bodies that assist victims in accessing justice will also find this handbook useful.

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