30 April 2015

Academy of European Law (ERA)
Summer course on European Criminal Justice
22 - 26 June 2015, Trier

Deadline for application: 10% discount until 22 May 2015 

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, offers an online training programme which includes a broad range of courses and e-presentations and publishes a legal journal ERA Forum.

The purpose of this course is to provide a thorough introduction to practical aspects of European criminal justice.
Key topics 
• The institutional framework of European criminal justice from 1 December 2014 – the end of the Lisbon Treaty’s transitional phase.
• Priorities in European criminal law under the EU Justice Agenda for 2020.
• The new jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice and the interplay with national criminal law.
• Tools for mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.
• Instruments for mutual recognition in criminal matters in the EU: 10 years with the European Arrest Warrant, the new European Investigation Order, freezing and confiscation of proceeds of crime.
• The role and tasks of Eurojust, the European Judicial Network, OLAF, and the future European Public Prosecutor. 
• EU legislation regarding serious cross-border crime such as trafficking in human beings and cybercrime
• Police cooperation in the EU and the work of Europol.
• Procedural safeguards and defence rights: the new Directives on the rights to interpretation and translation, the right to information, and access to a lawyer.
•Victims’ rights in the EU: the new Directive establishing minimum standards and the European Protection Order.

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 course will include a chance to brush up on your English terminology on European criminal law in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

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

Further information and online registration.

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