Radicalisation Prevention, Judicial Response to Terrorism and International Cooperation in Criminal Matters
This project is implemented in partnership with the Confederation of European Probation (CEP).
The main aim is:
- General: To improve justice cooperation in criminal matters and to contribute to the effective and coherent application of related European instruments.
- Specific: To enhance implementation and practical application of European instruments on criminal matters through increasing capacities and mutual trust of justice practitioners. Emphasis on transnational cooperation and the following priorities: mutual recognition of instruments; judicial responses to terrorism, notably on reinforcing the prevention of radicalisation, especially in prisons; issues related to pre-trial detention, in particular raising awareness of case law of the European Court of Human Rights; the functioning of European and other international Treaties/legal instruments on international co-operation in criminal matters.
The following results are expected:
- Reinforced networking, exchanges and mutual trust among EU justice practitioners building-up on the April 2019 DG Justice-Council of Europe High-Level Conference with a focus on European and other international legal instruments, transnational cooperation and conditions of detention.
- Improved awareness, knowledge and skills of EU criminal justice practitioners (mainly judges, prosecutors, prison and probation staff) on priority criminal matters:
- reinforcing the prevention of radicalisation, especially in prisons;
- judicial/justice responses to terrorism;
- issues related to pre-trial detention. the functioning of European and other international Treaties/legal instruments on International co-operation in criminal matters;
- raising awareness of case law of the European Court of Human Rights.
- 120 persons in high-level European Union-Council of Europe conference;
- 300 justice practitioners (mainly judges, prosecutors, prison & probation staff) from EU member states.
- 1 High level conference in 2020
- 5 Seminars in 2020-2021
- 3 Seminars hosted by the Council of Europe HELP Programme:
- Judicial response to terrorism (with a focus on gathering and use of evidence in counter-terrorism cases);
- Radicalisation prevention in prison and probation;
- International cooperation in criminal matters (with a focus on pre-trial detention).
- 2 Seminars hosted by the CEP.
- Exit processes and interventions that work;
- Working with violent extremist offenders in Probation settings.
This is a continuation of the European Union-Council of Europe funded project "HELP Radicalisation Prevention".
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Seminar on Radicalisation Prevention and cross-border launch on HELP course in Gathering and Use of Evidence in Counter-terrorism cases for EU legal professionals
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