CANCELLED - IALS/European Criminal Law Webinar: Mutual Legal Assistance after Brexit

CANCELLED - IALS/European Criminal Law Webinar: Mutual Legal Assistance after Brexit
05 Oct 2021, 16:30 to 05 Oct 2021, 18:00
Online via Zoom

The ‘IALS/European Criminal Law Webinar: Mutual Legal Assistance after Brexit’ on 5th October 2021 unfortunately has been cancelled.

Mutual Legal Assistance Part 2: Eire and non EIO countries.

Ireland did not opt in to the European Investigation Order under the Protocol 21 mechanism. Where evidence is sought from Ireland by other EU member states, this must be done through the mutual assistance regime under the 1959 Council of Europe Convention and the supplemental provisions of the 2000 EU Convention on Mutual Assistance. When it comes to requests for mutual legal assistance from the UK, this is effected through the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

This seminar will discuss the operation of these regimes: have they presented difficulties for the Irish central authority? Are there obstacles where the information sought is to be found in multiple member states? How are requests under TCA playing out? The seminar will give an overview of the various instruments and then examine the issues from the perspective of the Irish central authority and Eurojust.

Speakers: Dr Andrea Ryan, University of Limerick ;

Speakers from Irish central authority and Eurojust tbc.

Chair: Professor John Spencer

Dr Andrea Ryan is Co- Director of the Centre for Crime, Justice and Victim Studies at the School of Law, University of Limerick. Her research expertise lies in the areas of EU criminal justice, the European Convention on Human Rights, criminal evidence, comparative criminal procedure, criminal law and sentencing. She has published widely in these areas, including a book with Routledge, Towards a System of European Criminal Justice -The Problem of Admissibility of Evidence. She is a Committee Member of ECLA UK, and frequently participates in Workshops and Conferences on European criminal justice. She has acted as national rapporteur for Ireland on a number of cross- jurisdictional studies funded by the European Commission, including a study in 2011 on the prospects for the creation of a European public prosecutor, and a study in 2018 on the Victims Directive.

This event is free but advance booking is required. Details about how to join the virtual event will be circulated via email to registered attendees closer to the event date.


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