Upcoming

ECBA Spring Conference 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

21 and 22 April 2017

More information and registration will be available soon


EFCL Conference, Frankfurt, Germany

9 June 2017

More information soon available on the website of the European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers (sub association of the ECBA) 


EAW and Fundamental Rights
'Intersections of the Application of the European Arrest Warrant and the Protection of Fundamental Rights'
cofunded by European Union
 
Implementation
The project is being implemented by EIPA Luxembourg - European Centre for Judges and Lawyers (ECJL) in partnership with KSSIP – Krajowa Szkola Sadownictwa I Prokuratury in Poland and the European Criminal Bar Association.
 
Introduction
The EU has been active in adopting legislation in the field of criminal law in order to facilitate judicial cooperation among EU Member States, to fight serious and organised crime and in general to tackle cross-border criminal activity. While there are a number of legislative instruments at place, it is crucial that practitioners, judges and prosecutors are not only aware of the existence of EU legislation, but understand and apply the relevant European – level instruments. This is especially true for mutual recognition instruments which aim to put cross border judicial cooperation in criminal matters at a truly different context, requiring mutual trust and more intensive cooperation both from national authorities and legal practitioners. The leading mutual recognition instrument, the European Arrest Warrant, is certainly the pivotal EU criminal law instrument. Please click here to read more.
 
Contact
EIPA Luxembourg - European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
Ms Christiane Lamesch
Tel: +352 426 230 302 
E-mail: c.lamesch@eipa.eu 
 
Training calendar
The project will consist of a series of three seminars:
 
Proportionality and the procedural guarantees in the context of the EAW
Warsaw, 29-30 November 2016
The purpose of the seminar is two-fold: firstly, to provide participants with information on the use, domestic application and evaluation of the EAW. In this vein, the training will seek to cover issues on how to issue an EAW, how to refuse an EAW, how to ensure that the principle of proportionality is applied, in considering whether to issue an EAW, and what are the technicalities in processing an EAW. Secondly, the seminar will seek to discuss the procedural position of the suspected/accused person subject to the EAW as well as the specificities of the EAW cases that defense attorneys should pay a particular attention to.
 
Practical aspects of issuing and executing a European Arrest Warrant
Lisbon, 28 February - 1 March 2017
The purpose of the seminar is two-fold: firstly, to provide participants with information on the use, domestic application and evaluation of the EAW. Emphasis will be made on how to issue an EAW, how the various grounds of refusals are to be understood by national judiciaries and what are the issues that defence lawyers may want to look at. The practical administration of EAWs will be complemented, however, with the discussion of constitutional and fundamental rights issues that posed difficulties in applying the instrument and gave rise to litigation before both the Court of Justice of the European Union and the national courts.
 
The role of the CJEU in interpreting the EAW and securing fundamental rights
Luxembourg, 30-31 May 2016
The seminar provides an overview of the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in shaping and enforcing EU criminal law. The seminar will discuss in detail the preliminary reference procedure through which national judges can refer questions of interpretation and validity of EU law to the CJEU, where specific reference to criminal law issues will be made. The seminar will duly focus on the CJEU’s role of interpretation in shaping EU criminal law. In this vein, both the CJEU’s influence on doctrinal themes of criminal law, the ne bis in idem principle in particular, along with fundamental rights standards in criminal procedures as set by the CJEU will be examined. The relevance of the individual complaints procedure before the ECtHR will be discussed and its repercussions to parallel national and CJEU procedures. The discussions related to the CJEU will be complemented with a visit to the CJEU in Luxembourg.