The Protection of Fundamental Rights in the European Criminal Law corpus juris

The Protection of Fundamental Rights in the European Criminal Law corpus juris

Planned   March 2018

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This Specialisation Course is designed for national lawyers, in-house counsel, and international legal practitioners appointed to promote or defend clients’ Fundamental Rights in cases covered by an evolving and challenging European Union legal framework that sets out relevant norms and principles.  Defence counsel are regularly called upon to evoke this legal framework in national jurisdictions, with a view to initiating proceedings for infringements of those rights before relevant international courts in the EU context, namely: the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the European Court for Human Rights.

The protection of Fundamental Rights within the EU corpus iuris is a multifaceted reality.  For a long time, EU Treaties made only reference to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and its Protocols, and to those Fundamental Rights that derive from the constitutional traditions common to Member States.  Since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU is now legally binding and has expanded the legal basis of fundamental rights protection.

The case law of the Court of Justice of the EU is instrumental in enforcing respect for human rights in the EU.  Its extensive body of case law provides for standards of protection of Fundamental Rights based on several legal sources.

The Course will tackle the following main topics:

  • Fundamental Rights in the European Space
  • The EU Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
  • The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and Its Protocols
  • Proceedings in front of the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Defence Counsels and Proceedings in front of the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Proceedings in front of the European Court of Human Rights
  • Defence Counsels and Proceedings in front of the European Court of Human Rights
  • The Relevance of International Jurisprudence at National Level
  • Principles and Instruments Provided by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of EU
  • Future Developments of Fundamental Rights Corpus Iuris

 

Language of the course
The Course will be presented in English and so a high level of proficiency in English is required.

 

Registration Fee

  • Early Bird Registration Fee: 700 euros up until 2 months before the Course begins
  • Standard Registration Fee: 900 euros in the last 2 months prior to the Course


Application procedure and deadline:

  • Registration must be done online.
  • Registration will be limited to 100 positions.
  • Acceptance into the course will be on a “first come, first served” basis.
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