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Apply now for Fair Trials' free EU Directives training, in the UK

editor - December 9, 2015 - European Commission, LEAP, right to information, roadmap directives

PRACTITIONER TRAINING COURSE – APPLY NOW:
The EU directives on fair trial rights in criminal proceedings
15-17 April 2016, London, UK
Criminal lawyers from the UK, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Ireland 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 by Fair Trials and local legal experts from their network, the course will help you to use the Directives to challenge systemic issues in your own jurisdiction using new innovative advocacy techniques.
Where: Brunel Law School, Brunel University (near Heathrow Airport), London, UK
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When: 15-17 April 2016 (training on 15 (evening), all day 16/17 April)
Language: English
For Lawyers from: UK, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Ireland
Application deadline: Deadline has now passed
Cost: There is no charge for the training. Your accommodation on the nights of 15 and 16 April will be provided (for non-local participants only), as well as breakfast and lunch on the training days. We will also provide a complimentary networking dinner on 16 April. You will only need to cover the cost of your travel to and from Athens, and dinner on the first night.
To apply / information:
The deadline has now passed.
Previous trainees said:

  • “I have found (the training) to be hugely education on the developments of EU and neighbouring countries’ criminal justice systems.”– Vilnius, Lithuania, Oct 2015
  •  “The inspiring presentations and discussions encouraged the lawyers not only to identify the problems but also to find the strategic methods for triggering a change in practice” – Budapest, Hungary, June 2015
  • “I never expected the training to be so valuable, the seminar was indeed great and effective, plus I gained contacts abroad and in my own country.” – Vilnius, Lithuania, Oct 2015

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 local experts from Fair Trials’ Legal Experts Advisory Panel 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.
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Co-funded by the Criminal Justice Programme of the European Commission. 

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