Academy of European Law organizes
Procedural Safeguards in the EU
October 26-27, 2017
From November 2016, the right to interpretation and translation, the right to information and the right to access to a lawyer must be guaranteed throughout almost all EU Member States with the implementation of the respective EU Directives. Hence, judges, prosecutors, defence lawyers, law enforcement officials as well as interpreters and translators will need to apply the new rights in their daily work.
When is there a need for interpretation? What are essential documents? What remedies exist? Key issues of the right to interpretation and translation under Directive 2010/64/EU.
When to hand-out the letter of rights? What case material can be accessed? Key issues of the right to information under Directive 2012/13/EU.
Police questioning in the presence of a lawyer? Obligatory legal aid?
Key issues of the right to access to a lawyer under Directive 2012/13/EU and of the right to legal aid.
Main features of the Directives on presumption of innocence and procedural safeguards for children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings.
Current definitions under the case law of the ECHR.
Getting started: the first case law of the CJEU such as I. Balogh (C-25/15) and G. Covaci (C-216/14)
Practical experiences from Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Spain
Who should attend?
Judges, prosecutors, defence lawyers, law enforcement officials and legal interpreters and translators mainly Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Spain.