'EVIDENCE2e-CODEX: Meeting the Legal Community' Workshop was a one-day workshop engaging the legal community (prosecutors, law enforcement, judiciary, lawyers, policy advisors, etc.) with the project achievements and goals. The event took place on 15 January in Brussels, Belgium.
More than 60 experts gathered to
discuss and network over presentations from project partners and
stakeholders. The event opened with the project findings on the
implementation of European Investigation Order, presented by Prof. Dr.
Jeanne Mifsud Bonnici (University of Groningen). The presentation
covered the most teething problems identified with respect to the EIO
process, the way respondents perceived operational, technical and
administrative realities and their initial experience on the
implementation of Art. 1 (3). Ms Johnson (University of Vienna) was to present the project findings on data protection implications but due to illness her presentation was postpone for the next workshop in March 2019.
Further on, Charlotte Anne (INTERPOL) initiated a smooth transition towards the technical part of the morning with a presentation on e-MLA project and its findings, which raised a lot of questions and discussions from the audience. The session ended with a presentation from DG Justice and Consumers’ representatives Cristian Nikolau and Djamila Ben-Miloud currently working on the development of the EC-funded e-Evidence Digital Exchange System.
Due to the lengthy discussions and the interest of the participants the EVIDENCE2e-CODEX’s presentation on the Electronic Evidence Exchange Technical Tools developed under the project was left for the end of the day.
The afternoon brought us extremely interesting discussions presented the views of the three main stakeholders’ branches – magistrates, lawyers, and private entities e.g. ISPs, on the EIO & MLA implementation.
The panel discussion on the EIO & MLA co-existence from the perspective of judges and prosecutors was chaired by Dr. Maria Angela Biasiotti (CNR-ITTIG) and included interventions from panelists: Fabrizia Bemer (Ministry of Justice, Italy), Jorge Espina and Teresa Magno (EUROJUST), Ianina Lipara (European Judicial Network), Eirik Tronnes Hansen (Prosecution, Norway), and Pedro Verdelho (General Prosecution Office, Portugal).
The second discussion introduced the perspective of the defense lawyers and was chaired by Simone Cuomo (CCBE). Their opinions on the current level of implementation and the respective prospects of further developing EIO and MLA gave James Macguill, Iain Mitchell, and Jiri Novak, representing the vision of both the Criminal Law and IT Law Committees of CCBE.
The final session discussed the EIO and MLA investigatory access to data held by private entities (e.g. ISPs) with important contributions by Lani Cossette (Microsoft), Mārcis Laiviņš (State Police, Latvia) and Laure Wagener (Vodafone).
The event welcomed officials from the European
Parliament, the Council of Europe, EC DG Justice and Consumers, EC DG
Migration and Home Affairs, INTERPOL, EUROJUST, EUROPOL, OLAF, EDPS,
EDPB, European Judicial Network, representatives of the ministries of
justice of Italy, Austria, Spain, and the Netherland, the prosecuting
authorities of the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Latvia, Germany, Norway,
and Portugal, CCBE and the bar associations of Germany, Austria, Spain,
the Czech Republic and Belgium, as well as experts from ISPs, academia
and NGOs working in the fields of e-justice and judicial cooperation.
The event was jointly organized by INTERPOL, CCBE and LIBRe Foundation with contributions of other project partners.
More information and materials can be found in the Events Section of the website.
Press Club Brussels Europe
95 Rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 2 201 37 05
Tuesday, 15 January 2019
|09:00 – 09:30||
|09:30 – 09:45||
Welcome and Project Introduction
Maria Angela Biasiotti, CNR-ITTIG, Italy - EVIDENCE2e-CODEX Project Coordinator
John Barry, INTERPOL
|09:45 – 10:45||
Findings from the EVIDENCE2e-CODEX Legal Issues Survey
Report on the implementation of EIO, Prof. Dr. Jeanne Mifsud Bonnici, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Report on data protection and other fundamental rights issues, Emily Johnson, University of Vienna, Austria
|10:45 – 11:15||
Charlotte Anne, Legal Officer, INTERPOL
|11:15 – 11:30||
|11:30 – 12:00||
e-Evidence Digital Exchange System
Djamila Ben-Miloud, European Commission
|12:00 – 12:45||
Electronic Evidence Exchange Technical Tools
Fabrizio Turchi, CNR-ITTIG, Italy & Nikolaos Matskanis, CETIC, Belgium
|12:45 – 13:45||
|13:45 – 15:00||
Panel Discussion: EIO & MLA Co-existence from the Perspective of Judges & Prosecutors
|15:00 – 15:15||
|15:15 – 16:00||
Panel Discussion: EIO & MLA from a Defence Lawyer's Perspective
|16:00 – 16:45||
Panel Discussion: EIO & MLA Investigatory Access to Data Held by Private Entities e.g. ISPs
|16:45 – 17:30||
- EVIDENCE2e-CODEX Workshop 'Meeting the Legal Community' Agenda
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- EVIDENCE2e-CODEX Brochure
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