NJCM and ICJ hold a roundtable discussion among judges and lawyers on the application of counter-terrorism legislation in the EU

On 27 September, the Nederlands Juristen Comité voor de Mensenrechten (NJCM) and the ICJ held a a closed-door roundtable discussion in the Hague on investigative procedures and procedural rights in counter terrorism: implementing the EU Directive 2017/541 on combating terrorism. The discussion took place in the framework of the EU funded project “Judges Uniting to Stop Terrorism with International, Constitutional and European law (JUSTICE) project”.

Judges, prosecutors and lawyers from 11 EU countries shared their practices and experiences in the application of the investigative procedures and procedural rights related to the prosecution of the criminal offences enshrined in the EU Directive 2017/541 on combating terrorism within the different legal systems of the European Union (EU).

The discussion focused on investigative powers, evidence gathering, pre-trial detention, cross border cooperation and the European Arrest Warrant. These practices were assessed in light of international human rights law principles in order to identify best practices that could be promoted throughout the EU.

This is the second out of four roundtables organized within this project between April and November 2019 by the ICJ and partners.

See the agenda here.

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