„EU CRIMINAL LAW AND POLICY“

DEVELOPMENTS

Participation in international conference

May 31, 2018

On 31st of May, 2018 prof. Edita Gruodytė participated in international closing conference and book launch “Preventing and resolving conflicts of jurisdiction in EU criminal law”  co-organized by the university of Luxembourg and the European Law Institute which took place in Luxembourg. It was very important and valuable event, as the outcomes of a major comparative study, carried out at the University of Luxembourg in conjunction with the European Law Institute (in 2013-2017), on how to prevent and solve conflicts of jurisdiction in criminal matters in the European Union were presented. Three draft legislative proposals for prevention and resolution of conflicts of jurisdiction in criminal matters in the European Union were presented in the first part of the conference. In the first panel issues of jurisdiction related to the area of freedom, security and justice were presented, while in the last two panels parallel enforcement regimes and challenges on the horizon including the ones related to forum choice and cyberspace were discussed.

The whole material of the event could be found here: https://wwwfr.uni.lu/fdef/actualites/preventing_and_resolving_conflicts_of_jurisdiction_in_eu_criminal_law  

 

ROUND-TABLE discussion

June 27, 2018

Roundtable discussion „The Impact of EU Law on National Criminal Law: Theoretical and Practical Aspects ” took place, at the Faculty of Law of the VMU (Jonava St. 66, 112 auditoria), in Kaunas.

Following the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon on 1 December 2009 and in accordance with Articles 82 and 83 of the Treaty of Lisbon, the European Union has gained competence in criminal law and criminal procedure law. Therefore, during the discussion academics and legal practitioners analyzed how the EU law impacts on day-to-day practice and what theoretical or practical problems encounter. Also, the newly established European Public Prosecutor’s Office was discussed.

 

Professor Dr. Edita Gruodytė and associate professor Dr. Saulė Milčiuvienė moderated the discussion. During the discussion, the Jean Monet project the module “EU Criminal Law and Policy” was presented and the main EU case law actual to Lithuanian legal practitioners was discussed. Practitioners both from prosecutor office and courts expressed opinion that there is lack of information and need for training on the various issues of EU criminal law and possibilities of closer cooperation on the matter were analysed.

Participation in international conference

May 15, 2018

On 15th of May, 2018 prof. Edita Gruodytė participated in international conference “Drug Policy in Lithuania- roads, pitfalls and tracks”/Lietuvos narkotikų politika- keliai, klystkeliai ir takeliai” organized by NTAKD (Department of Drug, tobacco and alcohol control) together with EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) which took place in Vilnius. It was very important and valuable event, as various actors (representatives of NVO, medicine and legal regulation including academics) gave their opinion regarding drug policy. The newest tendencies in EU were presented by Alex Goosdeel (director of EMCDDA). Successful examples of drug policy were presented by Portugal and Cheque representatives. 

The whole material of the event could be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/ntakd/videos/1652683871475575/

https://www.facebook.com/ntakd/videos/1652887371455225/

 

Lecture to Lithuanian schoolchildren

May 10, 2018

On 10th of May, 2018 prof. Edita Gruodytė gave lecture to Lithuanian schoolchildren. Professor among other things explained influence of EU law to national criminal law, explained main forms of EU legal acts and spheres in which EU has competence in criminal law issues, gave short historical development of the issue, including overview of cases  

Edgar Babanov (C-207/08) 

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A62008CB0207 

Maria Pupino (C-105/03) 

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A62003CJ0105

Visit to Polotsk State University

Republic of Belarus​

7th-9th of May, 2018

On 7th-9th of May, 2018 prof. Edita Gruodytė together with assoc.prof. Saulė Milčiuvienė went to Polock State university Law faculty where disseminated information about ongoing Jean Monet Project on creation of module „EU Criminal Law and policy“.

PROBLEMS FOR PUBLIC SECURITY: THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS

IX International scientific conference

April 12, 2018

Saulė Milčiuvienė and Edita Gruodytė were participating in the 9th international scientific conference PROBLEMS OF PUBLIC SECURITY: THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS organized by Mykolas Romeris University, Faculty of Public Security, April 12, 2018. During the conference they made presentation ROLE OF EPPO AND PUBLIC SECURITY: IF GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL LAW ARE PRESERVED?

Open lectures

VMU Faculty of Infomatics

13th of April, 2018

Assoc. prof. Saulė Milčiuvienė was giving the open lecture on EU Criminal law on the 13 of April 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:20 PM, The event was held at VMU Faculty of Natural Sciences, Vileikos str. 8, Kaunas. In the lecture mainly the students from the Faculty of Natural participated.

23th of November, 2017

Prof. Edita Gruodytė was giving the open lecture on EU Criminal law on the 23 of November 2017, 8:30 – 11:00 AM, The event was held at VMU Faculty of Informatics, Vileikos str. 8, Kaunas. In the lecture mainly the students from the Faculty of Informatics participated.

EUROPEANIZATION OF NATIONAL LAW: ACHIEVEMENTS, PROBLEMS, CHALLENGES

Participation in international scientific conference

13th of October, 2017

Prof. Edita Gruodytė and assoc. prof. Saulė Milčiuvienė gave presentation in international scientific conference “Europeanization of national law: achievements, problems, challenges, which was organized on 13th of October, 2017 in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Visit to Polotsk State University

Republic of Belarus​

6th-7th of October, 2017

On 6th-7th of October, 2017 prof. Edita Gruodytė together with colleges from faculty participated in international scientific- practical conference “Traditions and innovations in law” in the Polotsk State university. The event was for the 50-year anniversary of the university and twenty years of the law faculty.