Sovereignty and criminal law to be discussed at Leicester event

Posted by vm64 at Feb 09, 2011 03:43 PM |
Free public lecture on Wednesday 16 February at University of Leicester

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 9 February 2011

A leading legal expert is to give a free public lecture in Leicester on new developments in criminal law.

Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, of Queen Mary, University of London, will address issues arising around the  ‘Communautarisation’ of European criminal law.

The lecture takes place on Wednesday 16th February 2011, from 17:00-18:00, in the Fielding Johnson South Wing Peter Williams lecture theatre, University of Leicester. It is hosted by the Centre for European Law & Integration (CELI) research cluster and is the third in the Treaty of Lisbon Lecture Series.

Dr Alina Tryfonidou from the University of Leicester School of Law said: “The starting point of Professor Mitsilegas’s analysis will be that  the ‘communautarisation’ of European criminal law following the coming into force of the Treaty of Lisbon has been met with resistance by Member States, concerned about a potential loss of sovereignty in the field of criminal law. 

The aim of the lecture will be to provide an overview of the many levels of resistance to ‘communautarisation’ as reflected in the text of the Lisbon Treaty, and as applied after the entry into force of the Treaty in the process of adoption of EU criminal law post-Lisbon. The complexity of the post-Lisbon constitutional framework related to criminal matters and the challenges such complexity poses to the future development of EU criminal law will be highlighted in this context.”

Valsamis Mitsilegas is Professor of European Criminal Law at Queen Mary University, London, His academic interests lie in EU Law, Justice and Home Affairs.

He is a regular expert advisor to parliaments, EU institutions and international organisations including; the House of Lords European Union Committee on the European Union (Amendment) Bill and the Lisbon Treaty: Implications for the UK Constitution , The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and Non Governmental Organisations and Think Tanks aiming to shape EU Law

This lecture is open to the public and free of charge. To confirm your attendance or for more information contact: 

Paul K. Wysocki 

t:0116 2523454

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