The introduction of strict procedural safeguards for suspects and accused persons in criminal proceedings is a key guarantor of their right to a fair trial and an essential part of the EU criminal justice agenda. The project Breaking the Barriers enables 120 judges and prosecutors to participate in transnational training courses on procedural rights for suspects and accused persons and aims at breaking language barriers.
Access to Justice
Research on the (potential) role of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (CFREU) for the European legal regime was conducted in Austria, Croatia, Greece, Italy and Poland. The research was seen as key in preparing and developing the training materials as well as the "Training Manual: The Role of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in Asylum Cases" within the project "Judging the Charter".
In the framework of the project Judging the Charter the BIM is organising several seminars for legal practitioners.
Two basis trainings for judges on the Charter and its application in judicial have been held on 25.04.2017 in Wels and on 11.05.2017 in Vienna by the BIM in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Justice.
Further seminars will be conducted on more specific issues of
The Charter and its application in practise - possibilities of application in concrete in the field of equality on 24.04.2018
Two Working Conferences have been organised in the framework of the project Judging the Charter in 2017. Both Conferences targeted judicial practitioners and aimed at providing platforms for the exchange of experience on questions of applicability and the challenges of implementing Charter rights in practice.
A first Working Conference on 29/30 March 2017 in Vienna was organised by the BIM in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Justice.
The conference addressed the following issues:
Ceren Uysal represents the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights at the current conference on "Justice and Rights in Turkey". There she speaks in her role as attorney at the Forum in Istanbul.
The programme is attached (only available in Italian). Further information can be found here.
The italian conference on attacking the rule of law and harassment of lawyers in turkey will take place on 3rd of April in Siena. BIM-researcher Ceren Uysal participates as expert.
The Charter in judicial practise with a special focus on the case of protection of refugees and asylum seekers
The project Judging the Charter, having started in September 2016, aims at increasing competencies of judges and other legal professionals in relation to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, in particular at sharing knowledge, how judiciary and academia are interpreting crucial questions relating to the applicability of the Charter and the rights and principles enshrined by the Charter. Generally awareness of the target group shall be increased about ways how Charter rights and princples can be applied and which potentials they could have even if - or maybe exactly because - rights security in this regard is rather limited. One focus of the project will be the role of Charter rights in asylum cases. The project is characterised by direct interaction with judges and other legal professionals in seminars and (international) working conferences but also seeks to develop a 'knowledge data base' on Charter rights as well as e-learning materials, which will be accessible online to members of the target group as well as to a wider public.
We would like to invite you to submit proposals for the project-end evaluation of "Strengthening Legal Principles and Good Governance in SEE by enlarging the International Law Enforcement Coordination Units (ILECUs) Network".
All the details of the call for proposals are found in the documents provided below. Please, send your proposal to email@example.com by October 23rd 2015.