Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Consultation: Revised PACE codes of practice C and H 
Open consultation

Revised PACE codes of practice: C and H
This consultation concerns the treatment of 17-year-olds in police custody and the translation and interpretation of essential documents for non-English speaking detainees. 

EU Directive 2010/64 
The EU Directive came into force on 20 October 2010 and is required to be implemented in UK law by 27 October 2013. To comply with the directive, the changes include a new requirement for suspects to be provided with a written translation of certain ‘essential’ documents. Such documents are those concerning decisions to deprive a person of their liberty by keeping them in police custody and documents which set out any offence for which they are charged or reported. 
A number of other minor changes have been made in the interests of legal accuracy and to reflect current practice.

This consultation closes on 25 September 2013

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