The Suspect’s Right to Information in Police Proceedings

  • Tome Delov
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  • Tome Delov

    Ph.D. student at Faculty of law Iustinianus Primus, University Ciryl and Methodius - Skopje, North Macedonia.

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In the paper, the subject of analysis is the right of the suspect, when he is brought to the police station for the first time, the right to get the opportunity to be informed about their rights so that he would know which next steps to take to protect their constitutionally guaranteed rights. Through the prism of informing the suspect, his status in Macedonian criminal law and Macedonian criminal law practice, the conditions he faces when he is brought to the police station, the degree of respect for their rights and the personality of the suspect are presented. Furthermore, an overview of the international documents governing this issue is given, where in the European Union system the suspect is classified and how much their natural rights come to the fore when needed. The principles that rule in the European Union can also give a general picture, albeit with a dose of reserve, for the regulation of the respective issue in the other members of the European Union. The main emphasis is on the position of the suspect in the criminal justice system of Republic of North Macedonia, the degree of respect for their constitutionally guaranteed rights, the real problems that are present and whose presence is an obstacle to realizing the suspect's right to information. In the final part, as a concluding observation, I would raise the question of how far the institutions that are responsible for protecting human rights in general, and hence this specific right that belongs to the suspect, are up to their task and actively participate in the direction of improving the status enjoyed by the suspect in the criminal justice system.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 1891 - 1900


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