ECBA Autumn Conference 2013, Venice, Italy

11 and 12 October 2013 

EPPO, procedural safeguards and impartiality and independence of judges and prosecutors


General Information


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Venice, the “Queen of the Adriatic Sea”, the city with 118 islands and more than 400 bridges, was the spectacular venue of the ECBA Autumn 2013 Conference.
Lawyers, judges and academics from all corners of Europe and beyond flocked to the Conference, attracted by the highly interesting topic regarding the role of the ambitious European Public Prosecutor’s Office, procedural safeguards, and impartiality and independence of judges and prosecutors.



European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO)

Directive on Access to a Lawyer (Measure C1/ D)

Panel discussion - Impartiality and independence of judges and prosecutors with the focus on pre-trial stage

Projects and working group

  • Draft Article - The Istanbul Resolution of the European Criminal Bar Association
    This article, the editorial and the article 'First hand account of the fifth hearing of the Kurdish Lawyers' trial held in the Silivri Prison Courtroom, outside Istanbul, on 20 June 2013 by Margaret Owen, OBE as in our conference materials are also pubished in the Editorial of the NJECL Volume 4, Issue 3
    Scott Crosby, ECBA Human Rights Officer (HRO)

Recent developments and proposed reforms affecting the legal profession in the European Union.