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Vania Costa Ramos 

Advisory Board Member

Vania Costa Ramos is a managing partner at Carlos Pinto de Abreu & Associates in Lisbon, where she specialises in international and European criminal law and is responsible for mutual cooperation cases. Vania lectures on criminal law at the University of Lisbon, and is completing her PhD thesis on evidence exchange in the EU. She is currently secretary of the European Criminal Bar Association and has been elected as President of the Portuguese Criminal Lawyer’s Association in 2016.

Vânia concluded a Masters of Criminal Law in 2008, with a thesis on “Ne bis in idem and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice – a fundamental principle of EU law?” and has published articles on various aspects of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law (including the right to silence and seizure of electronic mail) in Portuguese law journals and has guest-lectured in post-graduate courses in the area. In 2008 she started to lecture at the Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon, where she has been admitted as a PhD student with the Thesis “evidence exchange in the European Union – a European theory on exclusion of evidence in criminal procedure.”

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