New e-course on European criminal procedure law

August 28, 2017

Human Rights Monitoring Institute is launching new online learning course “New European legal standards on criminal procedure”.

The course is aimed at criminal defence lawyers and associates, prosecutors, police officers and other professionals working in the field of criminal law.

Experienced lecturers

The European Union laws and the most recent case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on the rights of persons suspected and accused of a crime are being discussed throughout the duration of the course.

The course video lectures are delivered by experienced legal scholars and legal practitioners:

Jolanta Zajančkauskienė, director of Institute of Criminal Law and Procedure at Mykolas Romeris University

Rolandas Tilindis, criminal defence lawyer, national legal expert at Fair Trials International

Agnė Limantė, Ph. D., research fellow at the Law Institute of Lithuania

Prof. Raimundas Jurka criminal defence lawyer, professor at Mykolas Romeris University

Prof. Aurelijus Gutauskas, judge of the Supreme Court of Lithuania

Wide array of topics covered

The lecturers present the latest case law of the ECtHR along with the legal instruments adopted within the framework of the Stockholm Programme, including the Directive on the right of access to a lawyer, Directive on the right to legal aid, and Directive on the right to information. They also share their insights as to the effectiveness of the implementation of the EU standards in Lithuanian criminal proceedings and identify the areas of concern.

The objective of the course is to equip the professionals with up-to-date knowledge on developing European legal standards in criminal proceedings and thus guarantee a more effective protection of the rights of the persons in contact with the law.

The course is available in Lithuanian.

This e-learning course has been produced with the financial support of the Justice Programme of the European Union (project “the Stockholm Programme: the right to legal aid and right to a lawyer,” No.  JUST/2015/JACC/AG/PROC). The contents of this course are the sole responsibility of the Human Rights Monitoring Institute and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.