Conference: Procedural rights in criminal proceedings in the EU

Utrecht University, Leiden University and Maastricht University are organizing a two day conference on Procedural rights in criminal proceedings in the European Union, offering a venue for practitioners and young scholars to exchange experiences and ideas on this subject matter.

The conference will take place on the 13th of September at 09.00, until the 14th of September at 17.00, with the aim to:

  • Identify whether the transposed directives on procedural rights for suspects and accused persons, together with the CJEU case law lead to convergence of procedural rights for defendants in legal practice;
  • Identify the role of these measures for transnational cooperation;
  • Identify the further impact (side-effects) of the directives in the national criminal procedures:
  • Discuss possible future initiatives in this area;
  • Involve practitioners and young researchers and offer the latter a platform to discuss their ideas with senior experts.

Speakers will include:

  • Jannemieke Ouwerkerk (Leiden University)
  • André Klip (Maastricht University)
  • Nathalie Griesbeck (TBC; European Parliament)
  • Frank Meyer (University of Zurich)
  • John Vervaele (Utrecht University) and
  •  Michiel Luchtman (Utrecht University)

You can keep an eye out on the RENFORCE website and facebook page for further updates on location and detailed program!