Development of Monitoring Tool and Training Course for EU Directives

Irish Council for Civil Liberties


Type of work

Research | Training

What they wanted

As part of the EU Justicia European Rights Network, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties wanted a monitoring tool developed to ensure that EU countries were appropriately implementing a directive regarding citizen’s right to a lawyer. As well as this monitoring tool, the network wanted a training programme developed on the right to interpretation for accused or suspected persons in the criminal justice system.

What we did

In partnership with criminal justice expert and Quality Matters associate, Agnieszka Martynowicz, we undertook research on good practice models in monitoring and implementation in criminal justice and at an EU level, and developed both the tool and training package for the Justicia Network.

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties commissioned Quality Matters twice in 2013. We were impressed with Quality Matters’ ability to design and develop two very different, yet highly specialised tools, i.e. a Training Programme, and a Monitoring Tool, both of which dealt with the complicated content of European Union Directives. Through our experience of working together, Quality Matters adhere to deadlines, are clear communicators, reliable and flexible.

Grace Mulvey: Coordinator, JUSTICIA Network, Irish Council for Civil Liberties