This is the Annual Lecture for the Criminal Justice Centre at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London. The lecture will be held by Judge Lars Bay Larsen, Judge of the Court of Justice of the EU.
Mutual Recognition and the respect for fundamental rights in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice after the judgment of the CJEU in Aranyosi and Caldararu.
What is in a Concept?/The eventual Importance of being Systemic
Lars Bay Larsen, judge in Luxembourg at the Court of Justice of the European Union, will speak on the cooperation between EU Member States in the Area of Freedom, Justice and Security. He will on the background of recent jurisprudence from his Court in particular speak on the balancing between on the one hand “mutual recognition based on mutual trust” and on the other hand “protection of fundamental rights”. Drawing on recent case-law from the fields of both Asylum Law (Ghezelbash and Karim) and EU Criminal Law (Aranyosi and Calderaru as well as Lanigan), he will try to take stock of the situation and comment on some of the challenges facing national and Union judges when applying EU law. His presentation will equally include an attempt to reply to the seemingly eternal question whether there is a “fundamental disagreement on fundamental rights”, i.e. between the approaches of his Court in Luxembourg (N.S., Abdullahi & Puid-jurisprudence) and that of the ECtHR in Strasbourg (Tarakhel-judgment). “
About the Criminal Justice Centre (CJC)
The Criminal Justice Centre (CJC) provides a forum for research and learning in all aspects of criminal justice. Our members are drawn from both the legal profession and academia. We provide advice and training to the legal profession, governments and judiciaries, author key publications on criminal justice, engage with the media, undertake collaborative research, supervise post-graduate research and regularly host seminars, lectures and events.