17 April 2013

Improving conditions related to detention - The role of the ECHR, the Strasbourg court and national courts
Seminar organised by the Academy of European Law (ERA)
20 – 21 June 2013, Strasbourg

The Academy of European Law (ERA) is a non-profit public foundation that provides training in European law to legal practitioners. Its patrons include most EU member states and it is supported by the EU. ERA organises conferences and seminars around Europe, has an e-learning platform and publishes a legal journal ERA Forum.

'Improving Conditions related to detention' is the first of three major seminars organised by ERA and sponsored by the European Commission.

The topics of the other two seminars are:
• The supervision of matters related to detention: the Council of Europe and international bodies’ work in improving conditions (Strasbourg, 14-15 November 2013)
• The improvement of conditions relating to detention at an EU level: best practice, legislation and the European Commission’s Green Paper on detention (Trier, February 2014)

The first seminar will focus on the role of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights in improving conditions related to detention, as well as that of national courts.

Key topics
• Overview of relevant European Convention of Human Rights articles.
• Case law of the European Court of Human Rights and national courts in dealing with issues related to detention.
• Mutual trust and mutual recognition of judicial decisions relating to detention amongst EU Member States.
• Best judicial practice in improving matters related to detention.

Who should attend?
Judges, prosecutors, lawyers in private practice, ministry officials and officials from judicial training institutions, prison administrations, the probation system and prison monitoring bodies.

• Fair Trials International
• European Judicial Training Network (EJTN)
• Council of Europe
• Conditions of participation

The registration fee is €280.
In order to register, you first need to create an ERA-account.

Travel costs up to €300 (including taxi costs) and accommodation for two nights (19 - 21 June) up to €140 per night will be reimbursed by ERA upon receipt of the original receipts, tickets, boarding passes, invoices after the seminar.
Participants are asked to book their own travel and accommodation.

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