Evaluating Counter-Terrorism Legislation and Jurisprudence

Venue: Trier

Location: Trier, Germany

Event Date/Time: Jun 07, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 09, 2010
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This three-day conference focuses on counter-terrorism legislation and jurisprudence in the European criminal justice area.

The Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (CETS No. 196), the Directive on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing, and the recently amended Framework Decision on combating terrorism penalising public provocation to commit terrorist offences, recruitment for terrorism and training for terrorism are just some examples of EU counter-terrorism instruments that recently entered into force and that practitioners have to apply or will need to apply in the very near future.

The objective of this conference is to present and discuss the latest counter-terrorism legislation in the European criminal justice area and its implementation in the member states. Legal practitioners from all backgrounds - judges, prosecutors, police officers, defence lawyers as well as ministry officials and academics - will illustrate and analyse the impact these new instruments have when working with terrorist cases, the problems that arise when applying them and the added value they may offer.

The second important focus of this conference will be the case-law of the European Courts in Luxembourg and Strasbourg and especially of the national courts of the member states in counter-terrorism cases.