Demystifying the trust problem in EU criminal law: enhancing mutual trust by harmonising criminal procedural rights?
Author: Auke Willems
University/Institution: Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Université libre de Bruxelles
Short bio: After graduating with a degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Amsterdam, Auke successfully completed an LLM in International Law at the University of Edinburgh, in which he focussed on international criminal law and wrote his dissertation on the EU-US Extradition Agreement. He then went to the University of Glasgow, where he wrote his LLM by research thesis on the topic of European criminal law. Auke is currently a PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and at the Université libre de Bruxelles. He is a member of the research group Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism, and has been involved in various research projects (for example PHAEDRA on data protection law). Auke is also an editorial assistant with the New Journal of European Criminal Law. During the 2014-2015 academic year he has conducted comparative research as a visiting scholar at Columbia University Law School.
Provisional title: Demystifying the trust problem in EU criminal law: enhancing mutual trust by harmonising criminal procedural rights?
Name of supervisor/s: Paul De Hert and Anne Weyembergh
Starting date: 2013-01-15
Excpected end date: 2016-12-31