Expert Wittnesses Group


The use and reliability of expert evidence varies in various member states.  In the Maastricht and Edinburgh conferences, the ECBA explored cases where the use and abuse of expert evidence had lead to miscarriages of justice. expert witnessThe ECBA has also been involved in a EU funded project which examined procedures for gathering, handling, analysing, interpreting and presenting expert evidence and the procedural safeguards which are necessary to ensure its reliability. 

This project provides practical information including a comparative matrix setting out the rules in all the Member states.

If you are interested in a Project and/or Working Group please contact the secretariat secretariat@ecba.org

Safeguarding Expert Evidence in the European Union

The Law Society has published it's final report on 'Safeguarding Expert Evidence in the European Union'.  The ECBA was a key partner in the development and presentation of this project.

This EU-funded project examines procedures for gathering, handling, analysing, interpreting and presenting expert evidence and the procedural safeguards which are necessary to ensure its reliability. The project was designed in the context of judicial co-operation in criminal matters and mutual recognition in the European Union, and with regard to future developments in relation to the European Evidence Warrant and mutual legal assistance.

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