The training materials cover eight different areas of EU criminal law and are aimed at judges, prosecutors and defence lawyers, as well as other legal practitioners. It is envisaged that they will be primarily accessed by trainers, but legal practitioners can of course make use of the materials themselves. The material provides information on the legislation in force regarding judicial cooperation in criminal matters, the national application of existing EU instruments and the directions in which EU criminal justice is moving.
These seminars were developed by the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) under a Framework Partnership Agreement with the European Commission in 2011-13, during which period eight training activities were delivered in eight EU Member States.
Seminar 1: The changes brought by the Lisbon Treaty to judicial cooperation in criminal matters: Special focus on the new powers of the institutions and the competence of relevant EU agencies
Here is the training material of seminar 1 held in Paris:
- Title VI of the treaty on European Union: Provisions on police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters:
- Treaty on European Union and the treaty establishing the European Community:
- Title V of the treaty on the functioning of the European Union: Area of Freedom, Security and Justice:
- Treaty on the functioning of the European Union:
- Article in English from Steve Peers: "Finally "Fit for purpose'? The Treaty of Lisbon and the End of the Third Pillar Legal Order"
- Flowchart of the codecision procedure:
- Presentation in English by Petra Jeney: "The actors and the new decision making mechanisms in the area of judicial cooperation in criminal matters"
- Presentation in French by Mahrez Abassi: "Vers un renforcement des outils de coopération en matière pénale"
- Council Decision of 2002 setting up Eurojust with a view to reinforcing the fight against serious crime:
- Council Decision of 2009 on the strengthening of Eurojust and amending Council Decision 2002/187/JHA setting up Eurojust with a view to reinforcing the fight against serious crime:
- Article in English by Katalin Ligeti: "The European Public Prosecutor's Office: How Should the Rules Applicable to its Procedure be Determined?"
- Presentation in English by Petra Jeney: "The opt out's"
- Protocols attached to the treaty on European Union and the treaty on the functioning of the European Union:
- Protocol No 21 on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice:
- Protocol No 22 on the position of Denmark:
- Presentation in French by Juliette Tricot: "L'harmonisation du droit pénal substantiel et procédural"
- Background material in French of Juliette Tricot
- 2009 European Parliament study: "Development of an EU criminal justice area":
- Article 325 of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union: "Combatting fraud":
- Presentation in French by Juliette Tricot: "Evolutions futures de l'espace de justice pénale dans l'Union européenne"
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Last update: 15/04/2019