Criminal lawyers from the UK, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Ireland can apply now for Fair Trials’ Practitioner Training on the new EU Directives on fair trial rights in criminal proceedings (Directive 2010/64/EU on the right to interpretation & translation, Directive 2012/13/EU on the right to information and Directive 2013/48/EU on the right of access to a lawyer).

The course will tell you all you need to know about these important new measures and related EU law.

Delivered by Fair Trials and local legal experts from their network, the course will help you to use the Directives to challenge systemic issues in your own jurisdiction using new innovative advocacy techniques.

Where: Brunel Law School, Brunel University (near Heathrow Airport), London, UK (accommodation where required at the Lancaster Hotel, Brunel University) DSC_0898
When: 15-17 April 2016 (training on 15 (evening), all day 16/17 April)
Language: English
For Lawyers from: UK, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Ireland

Application deadline: 31 January 2016 (successful candidates informed by 5 February)

Cost: There is no charge for the training. Your accommodation on the nights of 15 and 16 April will be provided (for non-local participants only), as well as breakfast and lunch on the training days. We will also provide a complimentary networking dinner on 16 April. You will only need to cover the cost of your travel to and from Athens, and dinner on the first night.

This training event may be of interest to British lawyers with less than 10 years’ post-qualification experience, who wish to learn more about new EU laws on fair trial rights in criminal proceedings, and about how to use them to tackle systemic issues in their own jurisdiction.

For further information visit the Fair Trials website.