The German Federal Bar Association advocates for criminal procedure reform

The German Federal Bar Association (BRAK) is advocating for comprehensive reforms to criminal law and criminal procedure to better utilize the potential of digitalization in criminal proceedings. The BRAK has presented specific reform proposals for the Code of Criminal Procedure, focusing on electronic file management, file inspection, and AI-supported investigation methods. The proposals aim to address the challenges and opportunities presented by digitalization, ensuring that the rights of the accused are protected and access to justice is strengthened. The BRAK emphasizes the need for fundamental reforms in various areas of criminal law and procedure, urging the legislature to undertake comprehensive changes to harness the benefits of digitalization.

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