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Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe: The Rights of Suspects and Defendants in Criminal Proceedings in South East Europe

A regional expert conference in the framework of the German EU Council Presidency

Among the goals of the German EU Presidency is the promotion of minimum standards regarding the rights of suspects and defendants in criminal proceedings. KAS wishes to contribute to this initiative through its Rule of Law Program South East Europe.

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Monday, 14 May 2007

09:00 - 09:30 Arrival and registration of participants

09:30 - 10:00 Welcome Remarks

Dr. Stefanie Ricarda Roos, Director, Rule of Law Program

South East Europe, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (confirmed)

Sorin Sterie, Expert Working Table III, Acting Head of the SPOC

Secretariat, Stability Pact (confirmed)

Section 1: Common Standards in Criminal Proceedings to Improve an

Area of Freedom, Security and Justice within the European

Union

10:00 - 10:30 Key-note Speech:

Tudor Alexandru Chiuariu, Minister of Justice, Romania (confirmed)

10:30 – 11:00 The Proposal by the German EU Council Presidency for a Council

Framework Decision on Certain Procedural Rights in Criminal

Proceedings throughout the European Union

Eberhard Siegismund, Deputy General Director, Federal Ministry of Justice, Federal Republic of Germany (confirmed)

11:00 - 11:15 Valeriu Stoica, Attorney at Law, former Minister of Justice, member

of the Liberal Democrats’ Party, Romania (confirmed)

11:15 - 12:00Plenary discussion

Moderator: Sorin Sterie

12:00 – 12:30 Coffee break

Section 2: Safeguarding the Procedural Rights in Criminal

Proceedings on the National Level – the Legal Framework

of the Countries of South East Europe

12:30 - 12:45Introduction to and Presentation of Comparative Law Study on Procedural Safeguards in SEE countries

Dr. Stefanie Ricarda

Presentations of Country Law Studies - Part 1: Bulgaria and Romania

12:45 - 13:00Presentation of the Country Law Study for Bulgaria

Judge Ivan Dimov, President of the Legal Interaction Alliance, Bulgaria

(confirmed)

13:00 - 13:15Presentation of the Country Law Study for Romania

Dr. Sergiu Bogdan, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University Babeş- Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (confirmed)

13:15 - 13:30Plenary Discussion

Moderator:Sorin Sterie, Expert Working Table III, Acting Head of the SPOC Secretariat, Stability Pact (confirmed)

13:30 - 15:00Buffet

Presentations of Country Law Studies - Part 2

15:00 - 15:15Presentation of Country Law Study for Albania

Ervin Mete, Legal Advisor, Council of Ministers of Albania on behalf of

Prof. Skender Kacupi, Faculty of Law, Tirana University, Albania

(confirmed)

15:15 - 15:30Presentation of Country Law Study for Bosnia-Herzegovina

Prof. Dr. Hajrija Sijerčić-Čolić, Faculty of Law, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (confirmed)

15:30 - 15:45Presentation of Country Law Study for Croatia

Prof. Dr. Josip Kregar, Dean, Faculty of Law, Zagreb, Croatia (t.b.c.)

15:45 - 16:15Plenary Discussion

Moderator: Dr. h.c. Rüdiger Spormann, Attorney at Law, Germany

(confirmed)

16:15 - 16:45Coffee break

16:45 - 17:00Presentation of Country Law Study for the Republic of Macedonia

Emil Miftari, Attorney at Law, Vice-President of the Macedonian Young Lawyers Association, Republic of Macedonia (confirmed)

17:00 - 17:15 Presentation of Country Law Study for the Republic of Montenegro

Judge Dr. Branko Vučković, President of Kotor Court, Republic of Montenegro (confirmed)

17:15 - 17:30 Presentation of Country Law Study for Serbia

Vanja Bajović, assistant, Law Faculty, University of Belgrade on behalf of

Prof. Dr. Milan Škuić, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia

(confirmed)

17:30 - 18:00Plenary Discussion and conclusion of the first Conference Day

Moderator: Dr. h.c. Rüdiger Spormann, Attorney at Law, Germany (confirmed)

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

09:30 - 10:00Welcome coffee

Section 3:Workshops

10:00 - 12:00Workshop 1 - The New EU Members Bulgaria and Romania: Post-accession Responsibilities Regarding the Formulation of and Compliance with Minimum Standards in Criminal Proceedings

Gabriela Scutea, Deputy General Prosecutor, General Prosecutor’s Office, Romania (confirmed)

Diana Ionescu, assistant, Law Faculty, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (confirmat)

Moderator: Dr. Stefanie Ricarda Roos, Director, Rule of Law Program South East Europe, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (confirmed)

Workshop 2 – Ensuring the Compliance with Procedural Rights of Suspected and their Defense in Judicial Cooperation: the Work of the Southeast European Prosecutors Advisory Group (SEEPAG)

Moderator: George Hardy, Resident Legal Advisor, SECI Center (confirmed)

12:00 - 12:30Coffee break

12:30 - 13:30 Presentation of workshop results and discussions

Moderator: Moritz Hildebrand, SPOC Secretariat, Stability Pact

for South Eastern Europe

13:30 - 14:00 Final remarks and closing of conference

Dr. Stefanie Ricarda Roos

14:00 - 15:30Lunch buffet

15:30 Departure of participants

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Venue

Bucharest, Romania

Speakers

  • Tudor A. Chiuariu
    • rumänischer Justizminister
  • Gabriela Scutea
    • stv. Generalstaatsanwältin
    • Rumänien
  • Eberhard Siegismund
    • stv. Generaldirektor
    • BMJ
  • Valeriu Stoica
    • Justizminister a.D. Rumänien
  • Strafrechtsexperten aus acht Ländern in SOE.

    Publication

    The Rights of Suspects/Accused and their Defence in Criminal Proceedings in South East Europe: A Conference Report by Professor Hajrija Sijercic-Colic, Ph.D., University of Sarajevo, Law Faculty
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    Proposal of the German Presidency of the European Council for minimum standards in criminal proceedings within the EU: by Ministerialdirigent Eberhard Siegismund
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    Measures by the Rule of Law Program South East Europe for the support of the German Presidency of the European Council: Report about a regional experts’ conference in Romania and a round-table discussion in Bulgaria
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    Opening speech Dr. Stefanie Ricarda Roos: Criminal Procedural Rights in South East Europe: Opening Speech in the context of the regional expert conference in Bucharest, May 13 - 15, 2007
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    Contact

    PhD Stefanie Ricarda Roos

    Menschenrechtsschutz in Europa_ Die Rechte von Beschuldigten_Angeklagten und ihrer Verteidigung in Strafverfahren in SOE