23 January 2014

ERA Summer Course 2014 on European Criminal Justice
2 - 6 July 2012, ERA Conference Centre, Trier (Germany)

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.

The Summer Coursen in Trier will introduce lawyers to practical aspects of European Criminal Justice.

Key topics
• Changes to the institutional framework of European criminal justice under the Lisbon Treaty
• The new jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice and the interplay with national criminal law
• Tools for mutual legal assistance in criminal matters
• Mutual recognition in criminal matters in the EU, e.g. the European Arrest Warrant
• The role and tasks of Eurojust and the European Judicial Network
• EU legislation regarding serious cross-border crime
• Police cooperation in the EU
• Defence rights, especially with regard to procedural safeguards
• The European Protection Order and new initiatives regarding victims’ rights in the EU

Who should attend?
Judges, public prosecutors, defence lawyers, police officers and civil servants seeking an introduction to European criminal justice.

Test your knowledge, brush up on the basics and get a first taste of the summer course with a preparatory e-learning module.

Visit to the European Court of Justice
Participants in this summer course will also have the opportunity to visit the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg.

Workshop on legal English
The chance to brush up on your English terminology for European criminal law in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

Social programme
After a day's intensive training, enjoy our varied social programme: the course dinner with fellow participants, wine-tasting in the Mosel vineyards, a tour of the historic city of Trier.

The full conference and social programme, more details about fees, discounts and registration, can be found on the ERA website.

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