30 September 2013

Academy of European Law (ERA)
Seminar on Recent Jurisprudence of the ECtHR in the Area of Criminal Law
Strasbourg, 13 November 2013 – 14 November 2013

The seminar will provide legal practitioners an analysis of the recent case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with relevance for criminal law and criminal procedure.

Key topics
• Evidence obtained through special investigation techniques (Art. 6 § 1 ECHR, Art. 8 ECHR, Art. 13 ECHR)
• Presumption of innocence (Art.6 § 2 ECHR)
• Rights of the defence and assistance to be provided to the accused (Art. 6 § 3 ECHR)
• Rights of victims in criminal proceedings (Art. 6 ECHR, Art. 13 ECHR)

Ed Cape is Professor at Bristol Law School, University of West England. He is a former practising solicitor who specialises in criminal justice. He has recently completed two research projects on access to effective criminal defence in Europe and is a regular contributor to publications for criminal law practitioners.
Soren Prebensen has an extensive experience a the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights. Initially a Case Lawyer, in 2001 he became Head of Division. Since 2012, he has been assisting the Registrar of the Grand Chamber. He has written extensively on the Convention institutions and case law.

Grand Chamber Hearing
Participants will have the opportunity to attend a Grand Chamber hearing.  Please note that the number of places at the hearing is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Registration and more information
Online registration only. In order to register, you first need to create a (free) ERA account.

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