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editor - February 5, 2015 - European Commission, right of access to a lawyer, right to information

PRACTITIONER TRAINING COURSE – APPLY NOW:
The EU directives on fair trial rights in criminal proceedings
19-21 June 2015, Budapest
Criminal lawyers can apply now for Fair Trials' Practitioner Training on the new EU Directives on fair trial rights in criminal proceedings (Directive 2010/64/EU on the right to interpretation & translation, Directive 2012/13/EU on the right to information and Directive 2013/48/EU on the right of access to a lawyer). The course will tell you all you need to know about these important new measures and related EU law.

Delivered in partnership with the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) and local legal experts from Fair Trials' network, the course will help you use the Directives to challenge systemic issues in your own jurisdiction using new innovative advocacy techniques.

Where: European Youth Centre, Budapest, Hungary

When: 19-21 June 2015 (training on 19 June (evening), all day 20 and 21 June)

Language: EnglishDSC_0898

For Lawyers from: Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, the Netherlands.

Application deadline: Please note the application deadline has now passed.

Cost: There is no charge for the training. Your accommodation on the nights of 19 and 20 June will be provided, as well as breakfast and lunch on the training days. We will also provide a complimentary networking dinner on 20 June. You will only need to cover the cost of your travel to and from Budapest, and dinner on the first night.

To apply / information:

Please note the application deadline has now passed.

Previous trainees said:

  • “As always, the training was incredibly well-thought through, very practical and there was a perfect balance between theoretical and practical knowledge” – Warsaw, Nov 2013
  • “Not only did I learn a lot from the training and hearing from other practitioners’ practices, but also it was useful to get ideas and to regain energy to work on changing what is going on in our judicial system. Many thanks to the FTI team!” – Strasbourg, Nov 2013
  • “The event was first class! The knowledge and genuine enthusiasm of course tutors was brilliant. Thank you!” – Cambridge, December 2013

The Programme:

  • Two days of interactive and participatory training aimed at providing you with key, up-to-date information on the EU Directives on fair trial rights in criminal proceedings:
    • Directive on the Right to Interpretation and Translation in criminal proceedings;
    • Directive on the Right to Information in criminal proceedings; and
    • Directive on the Right to Access a Lawyer in criminal proceedings.
  • “Local Focus” module delivered by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and local experts from Fair Trials’ legal network to help you use the EU Directives most effectively in your own jurisdiction.
  • Learn about key developments within different Member States and the ways in which the Directives are being used strategically to tackle systemic poor practices.
  • Meet other lawyers from around Europe and share experiences and ideas of innovative ways to protect defendants’ rights.

 

Co-funded by the Criminal Justice Programme of the European Commission 

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