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EU Ministers Clarify Rules on Trial in Absentia

Brdo pri Kranju, 26 January - EU justice ministers expressed support on Saturday for a framework decision on strengthening rights in cases of trial in absentia that sets down clarified rules in court cases in which a defendant is sentenced even if they have not attended the proceedings.

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Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini (left) and Slovenian Justice Minister Lovro Sturm at a news conference following an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
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Portuguese Justice Minister Alberto Costa at a news conference following an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
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Portuguese Justice Minister Alberto Costa at a news conference following an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Portuguese Justice Minister Alberto Costa at a news conference following an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini at a news conference following an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini at a news conference following an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini at a news conference following an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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German Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries at a news conference following an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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German Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries at a news conference following an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini at a news conference following an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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German Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries (left) and Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini at a news conference following an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini (left) at an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Minister Lovro Sturm (left) and European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini at an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Director General of EU's Justice and Home Affairs Directorate Ivan Bizjak at an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini at an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini (left) at an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini (left) at an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini at an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Minister Lovro Sturm (second from left) and Director General of EU's Justice and Home Affairs Directorate Ivan Bizjak (second from right) at an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini (left) at an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Luxembourg Justice Minister Luc Frieden (standing) at an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Minister Lovro Sturm (left) and European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini at an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Minister Lovro Sturm (left) and European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini at an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Minister Lovro Sturm (centre) at an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Minister Lovro Sturm (left) and European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini at an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Minister Lovro Sturm (left) and European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini at an informal meeting of EU justice ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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