Towards European Criminal Procedural Law

Nantes, France

6-7 February 2020

The gradual increase of the European Union's competences in the field of criminal law, and the growing ambition of the European Commission's proposals, make criminal law one of the areas of EU law on which most attention is focused. At the heart of this field, criminal procedural law is made particularly interesting by its position at the intersection of two sectors that were traditionally excluded from the European Union's harmonisation competences: criminal law and procedural law. It also remains an area of significant discrepancies among the Member States. Although the impact of European integration on criminal procedure cannot be studied in isolation from instruments which primarily relate to substantial criminal law, the European law of criminal procedure warrants specific attention.
The conference will be structured around three main topics. The first aims to examine the impact of the emergence of a European criminal procedural law on the judicial systems and procedural laws of the Member States. 
The second will deal with the - as yet - little studied impact of this emergence on EU procedural law itself. 
The third will allow further reflection concerning the elaboration of European standards, for instance in the field of fundamental rights, which frame this emerging criminal procedural law.

Programme

 

14:15 Registration

14:30 Welcome and Introduction

  • Olivier Ménard, Dean of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, University of Nantes
  • Michel Catala, Head of Alliance Europa, Professor, University of Nantes
  • Araceli Turmo, Associate Professor, University of Nantes

 

Day 1: The Systemic Requirements for a European Law of Criminal Procedure


15:00 Keynote - The Constitutional Principles of EU Law and Criminal Procedural Law - Xavier Groussot, Professor, Lund University, Sweden

 

15:20 Panel 1. Mutual Recognition in EU Criminal Procedural Law - Chair: Xavier Groussot, Professor, Lund University, Sweden

La Cour de justice de l'Union européenne et les garanties d'indépendance de la justice - Julia Burchett, PhD Candidate, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium & University of Grenoble-Alpes, France

La confiance mutuelle, reconnaissance mutuelle et crise de valeurs : la difficile équation entre justice pénale européenne et diversité nationale. Comment ménager la chèvre et le chou ? - Dr Tony Marguery, Lecturer, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

The Concept of Minimum Rules in EU Criminal Procedural Law: The Question of Member States' Discretion - Konstantinos Zoumpoulakis, PhD candidate, University of Leiden, the Netherlands

16:15: coffee break

 

16:30 Panel 2. Procedural Guarantees and Human Rights in European Criminal Justice - Chair:  Renaud Colson, Associate Professor, University of Nantes

Towards a European Right to Claim Innocence? - Dr Joost Nan, Associate Professor in criminal (procedural) law, Erasmus University Rotterdam & Dr Sjarai Lestrade, Assistant Professor in criminal (procedural) law, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

The Fundamental Rights Exception in Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters: An Unsustainable 'Variable Geometry' - Pablo Martín Rodríguez, Professor, University of Granada, Spain

Ne bis in idem in European Law: A Difficult Exercise in Constitutional Pluralism - Araceli Turmo, Associate Professor, University of Nantes

Why is a Redefinition of the Autonomous Concept of 'Judicial Authority' in the European Arrest Warrant Proceedings Needed? - Dr Ariadna H. Ochnio, Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

 

18:00: End of Day 1

 

Day 2: The Emergence of Criminal Procedure as a Distinct Field of European Union Law

 

9:30 Keynote - L'Union européenne a-t-elle un droit de la procédure pénale? - Anne Weyembergh, Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

 

9:50 Panel 3. The Emergence of an EU Competence - Chair: Anne Weyembergh, Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

EU Criminal Justice and the Diversity of Legal Cultures in Europe - Renaud Colson, Associate Professor, University of Nantes

The Emergency Brake in EU Criminal Procedural Law - A Legal and Political Analysis - Jacob Öberg, Associate Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow, Lund University, Sweden

Les directives sur les droits procéduraux: contenu et mise en œuvre - Fabien Le Bot, DG Just, European Commission, PhD (University Panthéon-Assas, Paris 2)

 

11:00: coffee break

 

11:15: Panel 4. The European Public Prosecutor - Chair: Araceli Turmo, Associate Professor, University of Nantes

Les garanties procédurales offertes à la défense face au Parquet européen - Louise Seiler, PhD candidate, University of Nantes

L'intégration du Parquet européen dans le système judiciaire français - Thomas Cassuto, Conseiller, Cour d'appel de Paris

Le Parquet européen : perspectives suisses - Maria Ludwiczak Glassey, Dr. iur., Lecturer, University of Geneva, Switzerland

The Position of the Juge d'Instruction in the Framework of the EPPO Regulation - Ana Laura Claes, PhD researcher, KU Leuven & Anne Werding, Assistant in Criminal Law, University of Liège and Attorney-at-law at the Liège Bar, Belgium

 

12:15: lunch break

 

13:30 Panel 5. Creating EU Standards in Criminal Procedure - Chair : Stefan Braum, Professor, University of Luxembourg

Existe-t-il des garanties européennes relatives à la protection de la vie privée dans le cadre de l'enquête pénale ? - Maxime Lassalle, PhD, University of Luxembourg & Paris Nanterre University, Teaching Assistant, Paris Nanterre University, France

La proposition « e-evidence Â» : révélatrice des limites de l'émergence d'une procédure pénale européenne ou compromis nécessaire ? - Hélène Christodoulou, PhD & Laetitia Gaurier & Alice Mornet, PhD candidates, University of Toulouse, France

Direct Cooperation with Service Providers : Can the EU Prevent a Privacy Protection Race to the Bottom? - Marine Corhay, PhD candidate and Teaching assistant, University of Liège, Belgium

Access to Justice for Detainees in the EU - Gaëtan Cliquennois, Permanent researcher for the CNRS, University of Nantes

 

14:30 Panel 6. The Impact of EU Criminal Procedural Law beyond its Scope - Chair: Carole Billet, Associate Professor, University of Nantes

La procédure pénale hors d'elle-même. Etude de cas des rapports entre droit de l'Union européenne et procédure pénale à partir du système ETIAS - Frédérique Michéa & Laurent Rousvoal, Associate Professors, University of Rennes 1, France

The Extraterritorial Impact of EU Criminal Procedural Law - Chloé Brière, Professor of EU Law and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow F.R.S. - F.N.R.S., Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

EU Criminal Procedural Law - The Impact of Brexit - Annegret Engel, Senior Lecturer in EU Law, Lund University, Sweden

 

15:20 Closing Remarks - Stefan Braum, Professor, University of Luxembourg

 

15:45 End of Day 2

 

 

Practical information

 

Location :   Amphitheatre B, Faculty of Law and Political sciences (building B, ground floor)

Chemin de la Censive du Tertre

44300 Nantes

Access : Tram line 2, stops "Morrhonnière-Petit port" or "Facultés"

 

Registration : https://europeanlaw2020.sciencesconf.org/ or coppue2020@gmail.com Registration is free for students and academics, there is a 40 Euro registration fee for other attendees, see the website

For any further information, please write to coppue2020@gmail.com



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