Fundamental Rights Protection

The application and relevance of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and EU Legislation

Fundamental rights protection in the context of criminal proceedings in the European Union: The application and relevance of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and EU Legislation

Implementation
The project was implemented by EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers (ECJL) in partnership with KSSIP – Krajowa Szkola Sadownictwa I Prokuratury in Poland and the Consejo General Del Poder Judicial – Escuela Judicial.

Introduction
It is the duty and responsibility of EU Member States to ensure compliance with human rights as reflected in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights when acting under the scope of EU law, and even more so when they administer criminal proceedings involving the application of EU criminal law instruments.

The objectives of the project was firstly, to present the EU Charter as being the comprehensive framework of fundamental rights within the European Union. Secondly, to show how the EU procedural guarantees series of legislation are embedded in the EU’s wider fundamental rights contextprovided by the EU Charter and the EU general principles of law, and to discuss how the ECHR is relevant in setting EU protection levels.

It is in this vein that the project contributed to the development of mutual trust among legal practitioners being the fundamental criteria in establishing an EU area of criminal justice.

Target Group
The target audience of the project were legal practitioners having a criminal law background and working in the criminal justice system either in the capacity of a judge, prosecutor or defence lawyer. The participants’ responsibilities and prerogatives as judges and prosecutors were illustrated through practical analysis of specific instruments and examples of their application in different Member States. Moreover, they were informed on the latest tools adopted or under discussion as well as received an overview of the fundamental characteristics of the new institutional processes governing the area.

Training calendar
The project consisted of one training repeated at three different locations:

Fundamental rights protection in the context of criminal proceedings in the European Union: The application and relevance of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and EU Legislation

  • Barcelona (Spain), 13-14 March 2018
  • Warsaw (Poland), 26-27 June 2018
  • Luxembourg, 2-3 October 2018

These projects are co-funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union.

Contact
Ms Christiane Lamesch
+352 426 230 302 
c.lamesch@eipa.eu

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