28 to 29 November 2019 Strasbourg, France

Recent Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights in Criminal Matters Investigation, Prosecution, Defence, Detention

Published 3 years, 6 months ago


The seminar will provide legal practitioners with an update on the case law developed 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 2018 and 2019.

Key topics

  • Obligation to conduct an effective investigation
  • Evidence gathering and evidence obtained through special investigation techniques
  • Key issues for the prosecution
  • Lawfulness of arrests and deprivation of liberty
  • Obligations on police and penitentiary authorities regarding persons in custody
  • Key issues in the field of detention
  • Fairness of a hearing, equality of arms and privilege against self-incrimination
  • Rights of the defence and assistance to be provided to the accused
  • Status of a victim under the ECHR
  • Submitting a case to the Strasbourg Court

Who should attend?

Lawyers in private practice, judges, prosecutors, prison authorities, police and government officials.

More details about the programme, fees and discounts are available at the seminar website.