20 to 21 April 2023 Dublin, Ireland

Post-Covid Challenges in Criminal Justice

e-Evidence as the new evidentiary frontier for EU legal practitioners

Published 1 year ago


As a result of online investigations, criminal courts are confronted with the question of whether electronic evidence presented in criminal proceedings is admissible. Rules governing the admissibility of electronic evidence vary in the legal frameworks of different Member States, and are continuously challenged by the evolution of digital devices.

This seminar aims to provide advanced knowledge and the exchange of experience and best practices between judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice from EU Member States who are dealing with online investigations.

This will improve participants' knowledge of the strategies and techniques used in different European countries and will ultimately improve cross-border cooperation among Member States’ authorities.

This series of events addresses various challenges that judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice working in the field of EU criminal justice will have to face for the years ahead. Some of these challenges will remain the “new normal” well beyond the end of the pandemic.

Key topics
  • The foundations of electronic evidence
  • Collecting, authenticating and evaluating digital data in the framework of legal proceedings
  • The challenges posed by encrypted data
  • Conducting a criminal investigation across state borders: search orders, search and seizure, destruction of evidence, evidence from other jurisdictions, trial
  • Chain of custody (through case studies)
Who should attend?

Judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice from eligible EU Member States.

Details on the program, fees and registration can be found on the seminar website.