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12/04/2019

Call for papers - Conference on the EPPO (Grenoble, France | 21 - 22 Nov. 2019)

Call for papers (deadline June 1st, 2019) - Two years after the adoption of the the Regulation establishing the European Public Prosecutor’s Office and in the wake of the inauguration of this new body of the European Union, it seems to be the opportunity to reflect on the measures taken for its implementation and on the challenges of this unprecedented legal creation.

The conference will focus on:

• The challenges of the creation of a centralized European Public Prosecutor’s Office

  • Context and main difficulties encountered
  • Challenges regarding the principle of subsidiarity
  • The benefits of enhanced cooperation

• The originality of this new body

  • Leading a unified criminal policy in the effort to fight fraud against the financial interests of the European Union
  • Recognition of enforcement powers, first EU operational power in the penal field
  • The degree of independence of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office

• The necessary interactions

  • With national authorities
  • With other EU actors (Eurojust, Europol, OLAF)
  • With the member states of the EU that do not participate in the European Public Prosecutor’s Office
  • With Third Countries

• Control on the European Public Prosecutor

  • Judicial review
  • Parliamentary review

• The challenges concerning fundamental rights

  • Respect of rights of defense
  • Respect of the protection of personal data

• Future developments

  • To what extent is the European Public Prosecutor’s Office a final outcome or a departing point of the European criminal justice system?
  • Extension of material competence of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, particularly in the fight against terrorism
  • Absorbance of Eurojust by the European Public Prosecutor’s Office?


Information on the Submission Procedure

The proposals for contribution (approximately 1000 words) are to be sent to the organizers before June 1st, 2019, accompanied by a short CV (2 pages maximum):

constance.chevallier-govers@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr
aweyembe@ulb.ac.be

Acceptance decisions will be made before the end of the month of June 2019.

Please note that the organisers welcome contributions in French and in English .