Defending theHuman Rightto a Fair Trial
September 16, 2013
Applications are now open for Fair Trials International’s new defence rights training programme. Four courses will take place in 2013, in different European cities.
The free two-day courses will provide young lawyers from across Europe with high quality training, information and mentoring opportunities that will prepare you to use new European procedural rights laws to help criminal defendants secure their rights in court. We will also provide training on addressing poor practice in your jurisdiction.
The events are:
Budapest, 31st Oct–2nd Nov (Deadline 30th Sep. Open to lawyers from Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Malta and Croatia)
Warsaw, 7th–9th Nov (Deadline 7th Oct. Open to lawyers from Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic, Estonia)
Strasbourg, 22nd–24th Nov (Deadline 14th Oct. Open to lawyers from France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Germany and Austria)
Cambridge, 13-14th Dec (Deadline 28th Oct. Open to lawyers from UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland)
The programme includes:
- Two days of interactive and participatory training on EU criminal justice measures, including the European Arrest Warrant and the European Supervision Order.
- Knowledge and skills on using the three new EU procedural rights Directives (right to interpretation and translation, right to information in criminal proceedings, and right of access to a lawyer).
- Focused discussions on how the new laws will change criminal defence practice within your jurisdiction and how you can use these new laws in your current caseload.
- Opportunities to meet other lawyers from across Europe and share your experiences and ideas of innovative ways to protect defendants’ rights.
- Training on client selection and care, use of publicity and political interest, and other aspects of strategic litigation.
The project is co-financed by the EU’s Criminal Justice programme. Successful applicants will receive free training, meals and accommodation for up to 3 nights. Participants only need to cover travel expenses to and from the training location.
How to apply:
Download the application form and follow the instructions. Deadlines for applications are listed above. Fair Trials will inform you of the outcome of your application within one week.
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