Understanding the European Investigation Order is now a must for all criminal law practitioners. The new instrument entered into force in 2017 and brought a dramatic change to how evidence is obtained from another EU Member State for the purposes of a criminal proceeding. Following our seminar, you will not only appreciate the novelties brought by the European Investigation Order but have the opportunity to discuss practical issues related to gathering evidence in cross-border cases.
In the seminar, you will receive answers to questions such as: From whom and how can evidence be obtained in cross-border criminal procedures? How can electronic evidence be secured? How can Eurojust help? Who covers the expense of the investigative measures undertaken in another EU Member State?
What you will learn in this course:
The objective of this seminar is to improve practitioners’ understanding of how the mutual recognition principle animating the European Investigation Order makes the process of obtaining foreign evidence quicker and more efficient. Particular attention will be devoted to how to formulate the request, the key points that the executing authorities of the other EU Member State carrying out the investigative measure need to be aware of and, finally, how to ensure that the obtained evidence will be admissible before the competent court hearing the case.
A presentation and discussion format will ensure that the participants in the training course on the European Investigation Order fully understand the concept of the order. Based on this knowledge, as well as through case studies and group work, we will seek to provide a practical insight into the instrument.
By the end of the course, you will:
- understand how the mutual recognition principle gives a new dynamic to cross-border evidence gathering and how this has led to evidence from another EU Member State being obtained in a much more intensified manner.
- leave with an understanding of the various available legislative instruments which enable national authorities to request authorities in another EU Member State to take investigative measures, the results of which can be used as evidence in a criminal procedure
- The trainers will assure that there is sufficient time to exchange experiences and information.
Who is this course for
Professionals working in the criminal justice system and law enforcement sector, defence lawyers and civil servants from national administrations will benefit the most from the training course. A basic level of criminal law knowledge is required to genuinely benefit from the training course. No prior preparation is needed to attend the training course, although if you have the time to read the European Investigation Order beforehand you will be able to participate more actively.
The seminar is specifically aimed at criminal law practitioners, as it provides an in-depth exploration of the application of a specific EU criminal law instrument. Working in small groups and benefiting from an interactive learning method, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding of obtaining cross-border evidence.