Conf/CfP – Enhancing the right to be PRESENT, 14th November 2019, Porto, Portugal

Publish Date: Oct 24, 2019

Event Dates: from Nov 14, 2019 12:00 to Nov 14, 2019 12:00

CfP/ Conference – Enhancing the right to be PRESENT

(Social Sciences/ Law/ Political Science)

Date: 14th November 2019

Hour: 9.30 hrs

Venue; UPT – Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique, Porto Portugal

On the 14th of November will take place in Porto, at UPT – Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique the FINAL conference of the PRESENT Project.

The PRESENT project addresses the direct need of training and receiving insight on the changes that are going to be incorporated in the legislation of European Union Member States (MS) in order to transpose Directive (EU) 2016/343. The PRESENT partnership unites 6 partners from 6 countries (Bulgaria, Austria, Romania, Slovakia, Cyprus and Portugal) with diverse focus and a wealth of expertise.

Under the coordination of Law and Internet Foundation, the PRESENT project provides training to legal practitioners, prosecutors, and judges, who will then contribute to the enhancement of the right to be present, as delineated in the Directive in each country. Further, the PRESENT project also provides a comprehensive comparative analysis for all partner countries’ legislation in respect to the right to be present of suspected or accused persons in criminal proceedings.

The project is implemented with the support of the JUSTICE Programme of the European Commission under Grant Agreement 760482.

In the Final conference the results of the research and comparative analyses will be presented 

and keynote speakers will hold lectures on the various aspects of EU law and the Directive

Key topics:

  • Directive (EU) 2016/343 of the European Parliament and the Council of 9 March 2016 on strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and the right to be present at the trial in criminal proceedings;

  • The transposition of the Directive into legislation of Member States;

  • Primacy of EU law;

  • The Right to be Present;

  • Judicial remedies;

  • EU Constitutional law.

This event is targeted at lawyers, prosecutors and judges from all EU Member States, as well as criminal police, law students, academics, policy-makers, and all those who are interested in the topic.

Grant: Selected participants will receive a significant contribution to attend the conference.

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