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ERA: Recent Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights on Detention


07 Dec 2017 to 08 Dec 2017



Event Type

M - Seminar, presentation


Global Europe

Event Location


Event Description


The seminar will provide legal practitioners with an update on the case law delivered by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) – mainly in 2016 and 2017 – regarding detention matters. The seminar will explain how legal practitioners can make best use of this case law in their day-to-day practice.


Key topics

  • Detention and human rights: where are Strasbourg’s red lines?
  • Abuse of pre-trial detention and the right to liberty
  • Detention and the right to fair trial:  Ibrahim and others v. UK: the end of Salduz?
  • Rights to access to information and communication during detention: how far-reaching is the protection under Strasbourg?
  • Intersection between the ECtHR case law on detention and EU law regarding the EAW and third-country extradition
  • Submitting a case to the Strasbourg Court
  • What happens after judgment?

Ralph Bunche, Regional Director – Europe, Fair Trials, Brussels 

Catherine Heard, Senior Research Fellow, Director of the World Prison Research Programme, Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR), Birkbeck College, University of London

Pamela McCormick, Registry Lawyer, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg

Jaanus Tehver, Law Office Tehver & Partners, Tallinn


Optional ECtHR Visit: Participants will have the opportunity to visit the European Court of Human  Rights. The visit will include the screening of a documentary followed by a  presentation on the role and work of the ECtHR.

Language: English

Organiser: Cornelia Riehle (ERA)

Event number: 317D71


Academy of European Law

Supported by the European Union


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