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Title: « On The Wire »
Current status: Withdrawn on 22/10/2015
Commission registration number: ECI(2015)000001
Date of registration: 09/02/2015
Date of publication of this translation: 02/03/2015
Registration language: FR / Other languages available: DE EN ES FR IT
Subject-matter: Strengthening communication privacy between private individuals by law and namely wiretapping of lawyer-client communications. A pre-requisite for the rights of defense.
Main objectives: Developing a legislative framework governing communications between private individuals and identifying the right solution to protect the fundamental rights of defendants – to regulate lawyer-client wiretapping to strike a fair balance between the requirements of investigation and professional secrecy when using either direct or indirect wiretaps or drift net type wiretaps.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers: articles 2, 4, 7, 10, 15, 16, 218 of the Treaty on European Union, 1, 6, 7, 8,, 10, 11, 20, 21 from the Charter of Fundamental Rights, 6, 8 of the European Human Rights Convention
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: laurent PETTITI -
  • Substitute: aldo BULGARELLI -
  • Other members: Josep NADAL RUSCA, hugh MERCER, yves OSCHINSKY, stefan VON RAUMER, françois MOYSE
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Draft legal act:
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