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Aaron Kernaghan is a member of the European Criminal Bar Association which, since it's foundation in 1997, has become the pre-eminent independent organisation of specialist defence lawyers in all Council of Europe countries.

The ECBA aims to promote the fundamental rights of persons under investigation, suspects, accused and convicted persons.

The ECBA consists of specialist defence lawyers in the member countries of the Council of Europe. Membership is open to all lawyers, whether practicing or in academic life, who support those aims.

The association holds conferences twice a year, in spring and autumn, during which members and non-members meet and discuss the latest developments in European criminal law. 

As a member, Aaron participates in the work of the ECBA which includes making observations and representations on proposed legislation consulting for European institutions and engaging in debate regarding best practices and universal fundamental rights standards, in the criminal law context.