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Criminal Justice, Fundamental Rights, and the Rule of law in the Digital Age


Criminal Justice, Fundamental Rights, and the Rule of law in the Digital Age

Scope and objective of the meeting

Technology has played a crucial role in ensuring the continued functioning of criminal justice at the EU and national level during the Covid-19 emergency. At the same time, the use of technologies in the administration and delivery of criminal justice can profoundly affect essential fundamental rights and rule of law safeguards.

The High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Criminal Justice in the Digital Age has examined how different technologies can impact the functioning of courts and justice systems. The HLEG’s discussions provided the expert knowledge needed to set out recommendations towards better EU policy and law making in this sensitive and fast evolving domain.

This Report Launch Event will provide the opportunity to present key findings of the HLEG Report in presence of EU policy makers following files related to the digitalization of criminal justice and the use of data for the purpose of investigating and prosecuting crime. The Report’s findings will provide the basis for a policy discussion between Members of the European Parliament, EU agencies, civil society actors, and legal experts working on issues related to the use of technologies in the criminal justice field.

This meeting is co-organized between Global Policy Institute (GPI) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) as they jointly set up the High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) to examine key challenges and potential opportunities related to the use of various types of technologies in criminal justice systems and processes, as well as in the context of EU judicial cooperation in criminal matters.
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Marco Stefan

Speakers list
Colin Grant

Vice Principal (International), Queen Mary University of London

Marco Stefan

Research Fellow, CEPS JHA Unit - Presenting the Report

Nuno Melo

MEP, European Parliament

Javier Zarzalejos

MEP, European Parliament

Sergey Lagodinsky

MEP, European Parliament

Jana Gajdosova

Programme Manager, Just, Digital and Secure Societies, Research & Data Unit, Fundamental Rights Agency

Roisin Pillay

Director of Europe and Central Asia Programme, International Commission of Jurists

Rikka Koulu

Director of Legal Tech Lab, University of Helsinki

Valsamis Mitsilegas

Professor of European Criminal Law and Global Security and Deputy Dean for Global Engagement (Europe), Queen Mary University London

Sergio Carrera

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Justice and Home Affairs unit ,CEPS