09 to 10 December 2021

Criminal Law and Human Rights: Recent ECtHR Case Law Improving Standards of the Defence in Criminal Proceedings through Recent ECtHR Case Law

Published 1 month, 1 week ago

This online seminar will provide legal practitioners with a detailed update on the case law provided by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with relevance for criminal law and criminal procedure. It will focus primarily, but not exclusively, on developments in 2020 and 2021.

Key topics

  • Making a valid application to the ECtHR
  • The notion of the criminal charge in relation to administrative sanctions
  • Importance of hearing the defendant in appeal proceedings
  • Case law on the applicability of the right of appeal in criminal matters in light of the “Engel criteria”
  • Effect of the unlawful gathering of evidence on the fairness of proceedings in criminal matters
  • Consequences of police incitement for the exclusion of evidence
  • Impact of Covid-19 quarantine on detention conditions