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Recent ECtHR Case Law in Criminal Matters

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3 December 2020 - 13:30-17:00 CET
4 December 2020 - 09:00-12:45 CET

Online Conference, 3 December 2020 – 4 December 2020

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This online seminar will provide legal practitioners with a detailed update on the case law developed by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with relevance for criminal law and criminal procedure. It will focus primarily, but not exclusively, on developments in 2019 and 2020.

Key topics

  • Obligation to conduct an effective investigation
  • Evidence-gathering and evidence obtained through special investigation techniques
  • Lawfulness of arrests and deprivation of liberty
  • Obligations on police and penitentiary authorities regarding persons in custody
  • Key issues in the field of detention
  • Fairness of a hearing, equality of arms and privilege against self-incrimination
  • Rights of the defence and assistance to be provided to the accused
  • Submitting a case to the Strasbourg Court

Who should participate?

Lawyers in private practice, judges, prosecutors, prison authorities, police and government officials.

Interactive online conference

The online conference will be hosted on ERA’s own online platform. You will be able to interact immediately and directly with our top-level speakers and other participants. We will make the most of the technical tools available to deliver an intensive, interactive experience. As the platform is hosted on our own server, the highest security settings will be applied to ensure that you can participate safely in a high-quality online training environment.

Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Discount Voucher Code
by 3 November 2020
after 3 November 2020
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discount
10 % by 03.11.2020

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 click on the option above and enter the code in the Voucher Field when you register.

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

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Please note that if you wish to pay by invoice, it is required to do so at the latest two days prior to the online conference. A payment via credit card can be made at any time.


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