Training on Application of EU Instruments in Criminal Law


In February, the CEELI Institute hosted two sessions of a new program, focused on application of EU instruments in criminal justice. Organized in cooperation with the Association of Croatian Judges, the program is bringing together criminal judges from Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary and Lithuania. The program focuses on tools providing access to the full extent of rights guaranteed by EU law, specially on applying the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and the Directives on the right to information in criminal proceedings, and the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings.

The program is led by Marin Mrčela, President of the Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) and Judge at the Croatian Supreme Court, and funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020).