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Paris Event: Brexit and Criminal Justice: Will pragmatism prevail over politics?

21 May 2019

Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm
Venue: 9 Rue de Constantine, 75007 Paris, France

We are delighted to announce our forthcoming seminar on:

Brexit and Criminal Justice: Will pragmatism prevail over politics?

Speaker: Rudi Fortson QC

Rudi Fortson QC is an independent practising Barrister (Advocate) and a Visiting Professor of Law at Queen Mary University of London.  Fortson is noted for his work in relation to serious crime, including fraud, asset-recovery, money-laundering, drug law, and EU criminal law issues.  He is a member of The Criminal Bar Association (England and Wales), The Forensic Science Society (Great Britain), The British Academy of Forensic Science, The Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association, and The Financial Services Lawyers Association.

Commentator: Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas

Valsamis Mitsilegas is Professor of European Criminal Law and Global Security and Deputy Dean for Global Engagement (Europe) at Queen Mary University of London. He has been the Director of the Queen Mary Criminal Justice Centre since 2011. From 2001 to 2005 he served as legal adviser to the House of Lords European Union Committee. His research interests and expertise lie in the fields of European criminal law; migration, asylum and borders; security and human rights, including the impact of mass surveillance on privacy; and legal responses to transnational crime, including organised crime and money laundering. He is the author of six monographs and over 100 articles and chapters in academic volumes. His latest books are The Criminalisation of Migration in Europe (Springer, 2015) and EU Criminal Law After Lisbon (Hart, 2016). He is a regular adviser to think-tanks, parliaments, governments and EU institutions including the European Commission, the European Parliament and the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and is currently serving for a second term as a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Criminal Policy. Professor Mitsilegas has been actively involved in the policy debate on the consequences of Brexit for security and criminal justice co-operation. He is Co-Coordinator of the Queen Mary-CEPS Task Force on Brexit and Criminal Justice Co-operation (a project funded by the Open Society Foundation). He has given oral evidence on Brexit and security to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, on Brexit and dispute resolution to the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee and on Brexit and data protection to the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee.

  • Date: Tuesday 21 May 2019
  • Time: 18h30 (registration from 18h00)
  • Location: 9 rue de Constantine, 75007 Paris, France

There is no fee to attend.

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