27 to 28 February 2020 Lisbon, Portugal

Procedural Rights in the EU: Status Quo and the Need for Further Measures

Published 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Objective

This conference aims at presenting an update on the state of play regarding the six EU Directives on procedural rights and discussing the need for further measures at EU level. The conference will offer lectures, round-tables and discussions for judges, prosecutors, defence lawyers, court interpreters, as well as prison and probation staff from all over the EU.

Key topics

  • Update on the state of play regarding the EU Directives on procedural rights
  • The need for further measures in the EU
  • Legal aid and access to a lawyer in the EU
  • The position of children in criminal proceedings
  • Presumption of innocence
  • Access to case files
  • CJEU case law and questions of quality regarding the right to interpretation and translation
  • Practical experiences with the application of the Directives from different Member States
  • Procedural rights in the context of the European Arrest Warrant, pre-trial detention and detention
  • Procedural rights in the context of evidence-gathering

Who should attend?

Judges, prosecutors, defence lawyers, court interpreters as well as prison and probation staff from all over the EU.

Misc.

The event is part of a project that consists of four seminars which are to take place in Lisbon, Trier, Zagreb and Tallinn in 2020 and 2021. Each event will have a specific focus. The project is financially supported by the European Commission's Justice Programme 2014-2020. The number of places available for participants is limited and subject to an application procedure.

For details on the application, reimbursement of expenses, the programme, etc., please consult the conference website.