Autumn 2014 seminars page

 

INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL COOPERATION IN CRIMINAL MATTERS IN PRACTICE

Omsenie, 24-25-26 November 2014

Scandicci, 24-25-26 November 2014

 

EJTN welcomes the participants to the automn seminars to this specific webpage designed to provide them with relevant background information.
 

Seminar Composition

 

The next seminars will each gather three countries (core groups) as follows.

Place Dates Countries Draft Programmes

Omsenie, Slovakia

24-25-26 November

Netherlands
Slovakia
Spain


Draft programme


Scandicci, Italy

24-25-26 November
Croatia
Hungary
Italy

Draft programme

The core groups will compare the effectiveness of their legal systems within an environment of international cooperation.

Seminar Methodology

 
A unique simulation recreating an environment of international cooperation between judicial authorities will be established during the training sessions where participants will be requested to draft real cooperation requests.

The seminar will study the progress of cases written by experts and calling for the use of EU mutual recognition and judicial cooperation instruments. Participants will learn about the practical questions that arise under their own legal system as well as under the systems of their colleagues in other EU Member States when executing European Arrest Warrants (EAW) or requesting Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA).

A comprehensive overview of the work of EUROJUST and the EJN and their contribution to the process of international judicial cooperation in criminal
matters will be examined.
 

Documentation

 

The seminar in Vilnius will mainly cover the issues related to fraud, counterfeiting and money laundering while the seminars in Omsenie and Scandicci should be focused on fraud. The practical cases will be distributed at the seminars only but to facilitate the discussions during the workshops, participants are kindly ask to bring with them the following legislation:

EU and International legislation

Area Act Reference  
Mutual legal assistance in criminal matters European Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (20.04.1959 – Strasbourg)  

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Laundering, search, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds from crime Convention on laundering, search, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds from crime. CoE, (Strasbourg 8.XI.1990) European Treaty series- No 140

 

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Schengen agreement The Schengen acquis – Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement of 14 June 1985

OJ L239
22.09.2000

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Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Council Act of 29 May 2000 established in accordance with Article 34 of the Treaty on European Union the Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union OJ C197/1
2.7.2000
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Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Council Act of 16 October 2001 establishing, in accordance with Article 34 of the Treaty on European Union, the Protocol to the Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union OJ C326/1
21.11.2001

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European Arrest Warrant Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between Member States

OJ L190
18.7.2002

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Freezing order Council Framework Decision 2003/577/JHA of 22 July 2003 on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidences

OJ L196/45 2.8.2003


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Laundering, search, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds from crime and terrorism Convention on laundering, search, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds from crime and on the financing of terrorism, CoE (Warsaw 16.V.2005) European Treaty series- No 198 Download


Additionnal documents/tools are relevant for the seminar topic:
- the general background documentation in Criminal matters document is an extensive list of relevant legislation and decisions (please review the document's use instructions before use)
- the EJTN Criminal Guidelines (Fifth Edition) provides an extensive EU criminal justice panorama
- the Library section of the European Judicial Network (EJN)'s website provides detailed information on legislation and judicial cooperation tools
- information on the sources of law (document), case law (Schomburg et.al., International Cooperation in Criminal Matters, 5th ed. Munich 2012) as well as an outline on relevant CJEU case law in EU Criminal Justice.

 

National legislation

Participants are also kindly requested to bring with them the national legislation implementing the EAW, Council Framework Decision on the execution in the EU of orders of freezing property or evidence, Judicial cooperation in criminal matters as well as the Criminal Code and Procedural Criminal Law.

1. Scandici seminar

Croatia:
Criminal Act EN - HR
Criminal Procedural Code EN
Act on Cooperation EN
Act on the Amemdment to the act on Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters between EU Member States EN
Act on proceedings for the confiscation of pecuniary benefits resulting from criminal offences and misdemeanours EN

Hungary:
Act XIX of 1998 on Criminal Proceedings - Part I - EN
Act XIX of 1998 on Criminal Proceedings - Part II - EN
Act CLXX of 2012 on Cooperation in Criminal Matters - HU

Italy:
Criminal code IT
Criminal Procedural Code IT
Law on the EAW IT
Vademecum on the EAW IT

 

2. Omsenie seminar

Slovakia:

Act 154/2010 on the European Arrest Warrant (SK)
Act 650/2005 on Freezing Orders (SK)
Criminal Code (SK)
Criminal Procedural Code (SK)
Criminal Procedural Code (amended under Act 650/2005) (EN)
Bilingual Criminal Code http://www.ucps.sk/trestny_zakon_slovensky_a_anglicky
Slovak legislation http://jaspi.justice.gov.sk/jaspiw1/jaspiw_mini_fr0.htm

Netherlands:

Act of  29 April 2004 on the European Arrest Warrant (EN)
Criminal Code (EN)
Procedural Criminal Code (EN)
Wetboek van Strafrecht (Criminal Code) http://wetten.overheid.nl/BWBR0001854/geldigheidsdatum_27-10-2014
Wetboek van Strafvordering (Code of Criminal Procedure) http://wetten.overheid.nl/BWBR0001903/geldigheidsdatum_27-10-2014
Overleveringswet (Dutch Surrender Act): http://wetten.overheid.nl/BWBR0016664/geldigheidsdatum_22-09-2014

Spain:

Act 3/2003 of 14 March on the  European Arrest Warrant (EN)
Act 3/2003 of 14 March on the  European Arrest Warrant  (ES)
Act 18/2006 of 5 June on Freezing Orders (ES)
Criminal Code (EN)

Finally, detailed information on the implementation of the EAW by the Member States can be found at the website of the T.M.C. Asser Institute.

 

Practical information

 
    Vilnius Omsenie Scandicci

After selection by their national institution, all participants will receive an invitation email from EJTN with instructions on registration and practical information regarding the organisation of the seminar and the reimbursement procedure.

 

Relevant practical documents can also be donwloaded from this webpage (see on the right side).

Terms and conditions of participation

Promoter form

Registration form

Expense Claim Form

Claim for travel by car

Terms and conditions of participation

Promoter form

Registration form

Expense Claim Form

Claim for travel by car

Terms and conditions of participation

Promoter form

Registration form

Expense Claim Form

Claim for travel by car