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


07 Dec 2017 to 08 Dec 2017


67070  Strasbourg

Event Description

Areas of law: Criminal Law, Judicial Remedies, Human Rights Law 


Objective: 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?

Visit to the ECtHR (optional)Participants will have the opportunity to visit the ECtHR. The visit will include the screening of a documentary followed by a presentation on the ECtHR’s role and work. The visit will take place at 10:15-12:00 am on Thursday morning.

Who should attend?Lawyers in private practice, judges, prosecutors, prison authorities, police and government officials dealing with detention.

The cooperation with the European Parliament is free of charge.

Apply for a scholarship:The Sebastian-Cobler-Stiftung in Frankfurt/Main has generously offered to sponsor the participation at this conference of one legal practitioner.

Fees in €:StandardEU and ERA patronsYoung lawyers and other groupsDiscount Voucher Code (see details below)Registration
before 7 November 2017441,00264,60330,75330,75 Registration
after 7 November 2017490,00294,00367,50367,50More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discount
10 % before 07.11.2017

Discounts available
25 % - For young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on registration); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions

25 % - Discount Voucher Code
If you have a discount voucher code, please click on the option above and enter the code in the Voucher Field when you register.

40 % - Staff of European Union institutions and agencies;
Staff of ERA’s patrons (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany and the German states, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, City of Trier)

40% - Fellows of the European Law Institute

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