Britons arrested in Europe will not have the right to demand a full translation of the charges they are facing, under proposals supported by the government.

Britain has backed plans to “dilute” the rights of its citizens when extradited or caught up in criminal proceedings in other European countries.

The CCBE, which represents one million European lawyers, is concerned because the right to translation has been limited to only “essential” documents – a “formula which is too vague and open to abuse”.

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