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Summer Course on European Criminal Justice

, 18 June 2018 – 22 June 2018

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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 under the Lisbon Treaty
  • Brexit and cross-border cooperation in criminal matters: state of play
  • The competence and jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in criminal matters
  • Cooperation with Eurojust, the European Judicial Network, Europol, and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO)
  • EU legislation regarding serious cross-border crime such as trafficking in human beings, migrant smuggling, terrorism, money laundering and cybercrime
  • The rights to interpretation and translation, information, access to a lawyer, legal aid, and procedural safeguards for children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings
  • The European Investigation Order and its impact on the EU’s legal framework regarding the obtaining of foreign evidence
  • Current issues regarding the European Arrest Warrant
  • Measures relating to pre-trial detention, custodial sentences, supervision of probation measures and alternative sanctions
  • 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.

Who should attend?

Judges, public prosecutors, defence lawyers, police officers and civil servants seeking an introduction to European criminal justice.
Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Discount Voucher Code (see details below)
before 18 April 2018
before 18 May 2018
after 18 May 2018
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discounts
10 % before 18.05.2018
20 % before 18.04.2018

Discounts available
25 % - For young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on registration); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions

25 % - Discount Voucher Code
If you have a discount voucher code, please enter click on the option above and enter the code in the comment field when you register.

40 % - Staff of European Union institutions and agencies;
Staff of ERA’s patrons (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany and the German states, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, City of Trier)

40 % - For Fellows of the European Law Institute

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Important note
Participants in this summer course will also have the opportunity to visit the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. The number of places is limited by the Court for practical reasons to 35. These places will be allocated to the first 35 participants.


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Overnight accommodation in Trier

There are special rates for ERA participants at three excellent hotels in Trier.



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