13 to 14 September 2018 Utrecht, Netherlands

Conference: Procedural rights in criminal proceedings in the European Union

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Utrecht University, Leiden University and Maastricht University are organizing a two day conference on Procedural rights in criminal proceedings in the European Union, offering a venue for practitioners and young scholars to exchange experiences and ideas on this subject matter. We aim to:

  • Identify whether the transposed directives on procedural rights for suspects and accused persons, together with the CJEU case law lead to convergence of procedural rights for defendants in legal practice;
  • Identify the role of these measures for transnational cooperation;
  • Identify the further impact (side-effects) of the directives in the national criminal procedures:
  • Discuss possible future initiatives in this area;
  • Involve practitioners and young researchers and offer the latter a platform to discuss their ideas with senior experts.

Speakers include:

  • Jannemieke Ouwerkerk (Leiden University)
  • André Klip (Maastricht University)
  • Elpiniki Kolokatsi (Criminal defence lawyer Amersfoort)
  • Tamas Lukacsi (European Parliament, legal service)
  • Frank Meyer (University of Zurich)
  • John Vervaele (Utrecht University) and
  • Michiel Luchtman (Utrecht University)