07 October 2015

Academy of European Law (ERA)
Seminar 'Recent Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights in Criminal Matters'
25 - 26 November 2015, Strasbourg

The seminar will provide legal practitioners with an update on the case law developed by the European Court of Human Rights – mainly in 2014 and 2015 – with relevance for criminal law and criminal procedure. Important new developments presented in this seminar concern, for instance, the right to legal assistance (A.T. vs. Luxembourg 30460/213).
Key topics
• Obligations to conduct an effective investigation and the right to life (Art. 2 ECHR)
• Obligations on police and penitentiary authorities regarding persons in custody (Art. 3 ECHR)
• Lawfulness of arrest and deprivation of liberty (Art. 5 ECHR)
• Presumption of innocence (Art. 6 §2 ECHR)
• Rights of the defence and assistance to be provided to the accused (Art. 6 §3 ECHR)
• The right to a fair trial and equality of arms at trial stage (Art. 6 §1 ECHR)
• Submitting a case to the Strasbourg Court – misconceptions and best practice

Who should attend?
Lawyers in private practice, judges, prosecutors, police and government officials.

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

More detailed information can be found here.

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