24 to 28 June 2019 Trier, Germany

Summer Course on European Criminal Justice

Published 4 years, 2 months ago


The purpose of this course is to provide a thorough introduction to practical aspects of European criminal justice.

Key topics:
  • The institutional framework of European criminal justice
  • Brexit and cross-border cooperation in criminal matters: state of play
  • The jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in criminal matters
  • Cooperation with Eurojust, the European Judicial Network, Europol, and the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO)
  • The forthcoming European Production and Preservation Orders as well as the European Investigation Order and their impact on the obtaining of foreign (e-)evidence
  • Current issues regarding the European Arrest Warrant
  • The rights to interpretation and translation, information, access to a lawyer, legal aid and procedural safeguards for children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings
  • Measures relating to pre-trial detention, custodial sentences, supervision of probation measures and alternative sanctions
  • EU legislation regarding serious cross-border crime such as trafficking in human beings, migrant smuggling, terrorism, money laundering and cybercrime
  • Freezing and confiscation of proceeds of crime
  • Data protection in criminal procedures
  • Minimum standards for victims and the European Protection Order
Visit to the European Court of Justice

Participants in this summer course will also have the opportunity to visit the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg.

Social programme

After a day's intensive training, enjoy the course dinner with fellow participants, wine-tasting in the Mosel vineyards, a tour of the historic city of Trier.

Who should attend?

Judges, public prosecutors, defence lawyers, police officers and civil servants seeking an introduction to European criminal justice.