APPLICATION OF EU INSTRUMENTS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE – ENROLLING NOW
Upcoming Training dates and languages:
February 4-5, 2021 (in English with simultaneous interpretation to Croatian and Czech)
September 16-17, 2021 (in English with simultaneous interpretation to Bulgarian and Romanian)
The two-day seminar, organized in cooperation of the CEELI Institute and the Association of Croatian Judges, is designed for active criminal judges from EU member countries, focusing on the application of EU instruments in criminal justice, and providing access to the full extent of rights guaranteed by EU law. Specifically, this course focuses on Directive 2013/48/EU on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings, and Directive (EU) 2016/343 on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at the trial in a criminal proceeding. A portion of the training will also be used to discuss the impact of “hate crime” legislation, by addressing Council Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA, which deals with combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law.
The module will also cover the understanding and application of the provisions of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, as relevant, to the issues and cases, they confront in their national courts.
Main areas of focus:
Application of the provisions of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU
Directive 2013/48/EU on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings
Directive (EU) 2016/343 on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence
Council Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA on “hate crimes”
Each of the seminars will be held for 30 participants. Participants should be active criminal judges from EU countries. The CEELI Institute will cover the costs of travel and meals for participants, and will also provide per diem to cover their accommodation and incidental expenses.
Participant applications or nominations for judges from EU countries will be accepted at email@example.com on a first come – first serve basis until the capacity limit is reached.
Association of Croatian Judges
The Association of Croatian Judges (Udruga hrvatskih sudaca – UHS) was founded in 1991 and it is the only association of judges in Croatia. It has 1185 member judges divided into 21 local branches. The objectives of the Association are to promote constitutionality and legality as a top legal and ethical values, protection of the independence of the judiciary, dignity of judges and the judicial profession, and promotion of the professional interests and training of judges.