EU Criminal Law: Recent Developments and Challenges

3-4/Apr/2017  •  Luxembourg  •  EIPA members' fee: €810

Project Leader
Petra Jeney
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What is this course about?
The course will provide an overview of what EU criminal law has achieved in making judicial cooperation among EU Member States more efficient, in setting common concepts related to ‘euro crimes’ and facilitating investigation and prosecution of cross border and especially organized crime. The course will critically asses the instruments adopted so far, will look into the Court of Justice of the European Union’s contribution to the EU criminal law, examine national implementation issues and last but not least will discuss future avenues, in particular the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) which could shape the Area of Justice of the European Union. Participants will benefit from the course in acquiring better understanding of:
  • EU criminal law acquis and its critical assessment;
  • Contribution of Eurojust to EU criminal law;
  • New directions of EU criminal law, especially with the establishment of the EPPO.

How will it help you?
The course will assess EU criminal law from a critical perspective concentrating on the mutual recognitions instruments as well as EU substantive law. The course will openly discuss whether there are possible future regulatory areas and the impact of the establishment of the EPPO may have. The course will help participants to have a more refined understanding of EU criminal law.

Who will most benefit?
Practitioners in the fields of the judiciary (judges, prosecutors) and law enforcement (police, customs and other national forces), defence lawyers, administrators and officers from EU institutions and agencies, officials in ministries of justice and the interior and law-makers/legislators.