This presentation looks at virtualism, cyberviolence and hate speech in the metaverse. It sheds light on investigating and prosecuting cyberviolence and other forms of online crimes.
e-Presentation | March 2023 | Learning time: 33 minutes
e-Presentation by Catherine Van de Heyning, Professor, European Fundamental Rights, University of Antwerp; Public Prosecutor, Prosecutor’s Office, Antwerp.
This presentation analyses the similarities between avatars in the metaverse and deepfakes. In particular it highlights how both of them can affect processes built on trust, how they can be used to forge identities, and what the difficulties are in determining criminal behavior and prosecuting criminal acts committed by digital personas.
e-Presentation | March 2023 | Learning time: 21 minutes
e-Presentation by Agnes Venema, Deepfakes and Security Policy Expert, Researcher at the Romanian National Intelligence Academy and the University of Malta, Valletta.
In this e-presentation Prof. Bachmaier discusses the scope of attorney-client privilege in the European Union, raising current issues and uncertainties and reviewing recent case law of the CJEU and ECtHR. Key topics include the scope of attorney-client privilege regarding documents and communication, individual and legal entities, current issues with the legal frameworks and CJEU case law concerning legal privilege in corporate settings, the correlation of attorney-client privilege, prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism, and recent case law of the CJEU and ECtHR concerning search and seizure of law firms.
e-Presentation | February 2023 | Learning time: 54 minutes
e-Presentation by Lorena Bachmaier Winter, Department of Procedural and Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, Complutense University of Madrid.
This e-presentation details the Digital Services Act (DSA) and how its provisions provide for new rules for online intermediaries, including on matters of liability and due diligence obligations. It also highlights the provisions on supervised risk management for very large platforms, how accountability is to be ensured, before concluding with a look at EU governance for supervising digital services.
e-Presentation | December 2022 | Learning time: 24 minutes
e-Presentation by Athina Tsitsou, Legal and Policy Officer, Digital Services (Programme Office & Societal Aspects) Unit, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission, Brussels
This e-presentation deals with Directive 2017/541 on combating terrorism and the review made by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) of its impact on fundamental rights and freedoms within the EU. It highlights insights into guidance on practitioners’ practical application of the Directive’s provisions within the context of protecting fundamental rights. tion to these two topics, the e-presentation discusses the recent Micula (C-638/19 P) and Fiat (C 885/19 P and C 898/19 P) judgments.
e-Presentation | December 2022 | Learning time: 26 minutes
e-Presentation by Michal Nespor, Project Manager – Legal Research, Research and Data Unit, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Vienna.
The e-presentation details the latest package on enhancing cross-border law enforcement cooperation and how it intends to reinforce this. It lays out the three proposals within it on operational police cooperation, on information exchange and on automated data exchange.
e-Presentation | December 2022 | Learning time: 30 minutes
e-Presentation by Adrian Perez Martinez, Head of Sector, Information Systems and Interoperability, Law Enforcement Cooperation Unit, DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission, Brussels.
This e-presentation gives a detailed analysis of the different policy and legal options that are available to governments to try and address the ‘going dark’ problem. It considers how these options map to traditional legal concepts, as well as focusing on the role of service providers.
e-Presentation | October 2022 | Learning time: 24 minutes
e-Presentation by Ian Walden, Professor, Head of the Institute of Computer and Communications Law, Queen Mary University of London.
This e-presentation focuses on compulsory disclosure, i.e. placing a person in possession of the “key” of an encrypted file under legal obligation to disclose either the information or the key. It considers experiences in the UK under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) 2000.
e-Presentation | October 2022 | Learning time: 24 minutes
e-Presentation by Muthupandi Ganesan, Barrister at Law & Partner, Aliant Law, London.
The e-presentation gives insights into the new EU AML legislative package and its impact on the different sectors that it affects. It details the background of the criminal economy and the dual approach required to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing. It details the new AML Regulation and highlights its rationale, scope and how money-laundering risks are to be mitigated via it. The provisions and impact of the 6th AML Directive and the EU AML Authority Regulation are addressed, as well as the revision of the 2015 Regulation on Transfer of Funds.
e-Presentation | March 2022 | Learning time: 49 minutes
e-Presentation by Michaël Fernandez-Bertier, Director, Compliance4Business, Brussels.
The e-presentation gives an introduction to the EU Whistleblowing Directive.
It provides detailed insights into its legal context, outlines the status of transposition in the Member States and gives examples of best-practice legislation and measures in some of them.
e-Presentation | March 2022 | Learning time: 45 minutes
e-Presentation by Ida Nowers, Law and Policy Coordinator, Whistleblowing International Network (WIN), London.
This e-presentation provides a detailed insight into the work of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). It explains which what kind of criminal cases the EPPO is investigating and what results it has achieved in the first seven months of operation. Cooperation with various other actors at EU and Member States’ level is explained, as is the EPPOs involvement and cooperation with lawyers.
e-Presentation | March 2022 | Learning time: 47 minutes
e-Presentation by Kristel Siitam-Nyiri, European Prosecutor, European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), Luxembourg.
This e-presentation explains Eurojust’s mandate and presents its latest guidelines on how to prosecute investment fraud. Moreover, detailed insights into anti-money laundering and asset recovery and confiscation are given and how the Agency assists the EU Member States in investigating and countering both.
e-Presentation | March 2022 | Learning time: 48 minutes
e-Presentation by Margarita Šniutytė-Daugėlienė, National Member for Lithuania, Member of the Economic Crime Team, Eurojust, The Hague.
The e-presentation provides a detailed overview of the work of an FIU within the field of countering white-collar crime. The pillars of an FIU’s operations are outlined and different approaches are shown to gather financial intelligence and prevent white-collar crime.
e-Presentation | March 2022 | Learning time: 31 minutes
e-Presentation by Ilze Znotiņa, Head of Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Latvia, Riga.
In this e-presentation, the speaker explains the latest developments in EU initiatives to combat illegal online content. Possible safeguards are detailed, and an overview of relevant recent rulings on what constitutes illegal online content and the complexities involved in removing harmful content is provided.
e-Presentation | December 2021 | Learning time: 35 minutes
e-Presentation by Emese Kottasz, Team Leader, Prevention of Radicalisation Unit, DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission, Brussels.
This e-presentation explains in detail how the latest developments on Advanced Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) information contribute to protecting against terrorism. The presenter explains operational processes in how this data is analysed and provides an overview on the organisational structure in place to use it, both at national and intra-EU level. Ongoing considerations to extend PNR to EU land and sea borders are also detailed.
e-Presentation | December 2021 | Learning time: 28 minutes
e-Presentation by Daan Vertongen, Director, Strategy and International, National Travel Targeting Centre (NTTC), Brussels.
In this e-presentation, the speaker presents the work of Victim Support Europe and the EU Centre of Expertise for Victims of Terrorism (EUCVT). Details are provided about approaches on how to protect and support victims of terrorism, as well as the principles of victim support.
e-Presentation | December 2021 | Learning time: 37 minutes
e-Presentation by Aleksandra Ivankovic, Deputy Director, Victims Support Europe, Brussels; Operations Manager, Centre of Expertise for Victims of Terrorism.
This e-presentation gives a detailed analysis of the latest developments in the field of EU internal and external border management in light of geo-political developments and the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides an overview of recent relevant EU Court of Justice rulings. It explains the new Schengen Strategy and points out lessons that can be learned from the recent developments in the field.
e-Presentation | June 2021 | Learning time: 36 minutes
Jorrit Rijpma, Professor of European Law, Europa Institute, University of Leiden Law School.
This joint e-presentation details the importance of protecting fundamental rights within the context of EU border management. It covers Frontex’ tasks and responsibilities in this domain within the context of the European Border and Coast Guard Regulation, in particular the monitoring tasks of its Fundamental Rights Officer and the Frontex Consultative Forum. An overview on Member States’ methods to protect fundamental rights when controlling EU external borders is also given, also based on the latest FRA reports.
e-Presentation | June 2021 | Learning time: 36 minutes
Jonas Grimheden, Fundamental Rights Officer, Frontex, Warsaw.
Dr Tamás Molnár, Programme Officer, Legal Research, Research and Data Unit, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Vienna.
This e-presentation gives a detailed overview of the most recent legislation and upcoming developments at EU level against money laundering and terrorist financing. It highlights the need for an effective implementation of the existing EU AML/CFT framework as well as upcoming regulatory and institutional reforms based on the EU AML Action Plan 2020: a single AML/CFT rulebook, EU-level supervisor and EU coordination and support mechanism for FIUs. The need for efficacious AML public-private partnerships and how these should function is also explained, as is the effect of Brexit and the EU-UK Cooperation Agreement on countering money laundering and terrorist financing.
e-Presentation | June 2021 | Learning time: 52 minutes
Chiara Bacci, Team Leader for Enforcement of the EU AML/CFT Policy, Financial Crime Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission, Brussels.
This e-presentation gives a detailed insight into European cross-border cooperation on asset recovery and confiscation on the basis of EU legislation to counter organised crime. It highlights the implications of Regulation (EU) 2018/1805 on mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders since entering into force. It concludes with an analysis of several cross-border asset recovery and confiscation cases.
e-Presentation | June 2021 | Learning time: 52 minutes
Alberto Ernesto Perduca, Chief Prosecutor, Public Prosecution Office of Asti.
In this e-presentation the speaker outlines how strategically to combat organised crime on the basis of existing EU legislation and actions in the field of asset recovery and confiscation. The assessment of the implementation of Directive 2014/42/EU on freezing and confiscation and the feasibility and possible benefits of introducing further common rules on non-conviction-based confiscation are highlighted, as are the various elements on Directive (EU) 2019/1153 on facilitating the use of financial and other information for the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of certain criminal offences.
e-Presentation | May 2021 | Learning time: 32 minutes
e-Presentation by Alexandra Antoniadis, Deputy Head of Organised Crime and Drugs Policy Unit, DG HOME, European Commission, Brussels.
This e-presentation offers insights into the newest typologies and trends of money laundering in various business sectors, as well as terrorist financing. It details how FIUs investigate money laundering and terrorist financing, in particular regarding reporting obligations by obliged entities and their cooperation with FIUs. FIUs’ access to and search of bank account information and other sources of illicit transactions is also explained, as is the exchange of information between FIUs and competent authorities.
e-Presentation | June 2021 | Learning time: 43 minutes
Philippe de Koster, Director, Belgian Financial Intelligence Processing Unit (FIU-CTIF-CFI), Brussels.
This e-presentation highlights the various judicial challenges in combating international money laundering, in particular issues in court proceedings, disclosure and sentencing. It also offers detailed insights into the AML toolkit available and the challenges that it brings with it from an FIU’s perspective.
e-Presentation | June 2021 | Learning time: 49 minutes
Ilze Znotiņa, Head of Latvian FIU, Riga.
This e-presentation gives a detailed insight into the general function of cryptocurrencies, outlining the definition and classification of cryptoassets in the process. Anti-money laundering policies and processes in relation to cryptoassets are explained, in particular how the fifth EU AML Directive influences the use of the cryptocurrency system. The e-presentation concludes with a look at the proposal for an EU Regulation on markets in cryptoassets.
e-Presentation | June 2021 | Learning time: 45 minutes
Alexander Malyshau, Trainer, Digital Forensics, Technical Focal Point for Cybercrime Issues, Transnational Threats Department, OSCE, Vienna.
This e-presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in cross-border judicial investigations based on Eurojust’s perspective. It analyses the basic elements of Regulation (EU) 2018/1805 on mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders as well as the new judicial cooperation regime between the EU and the UK in criminal matters, based on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. It also elaborates on the relationship between Eurojust and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). Moreover, the key facts and figures from Eurojust’s environmental crime casework report are presented as well.
e-Presentation | March 2021 | Learning time: 52 minutes
e-Presentation by Paweł Wąsik, Vice-Chair of the Economic Crime Team; Assistant to the National Member for Poland, Eurojust, The Hague.
This e-presentation offers an analytical overview of the key provisions of Directive (EU) 2017/1371 (PIF Directive), elaborating on the harmonisation of definitions, sanctions and limitation periods. It presents the main principles regarding the relationship between the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).
e-Presentation | March 2021 | Learning time: 30 minutes
e-Presentation by Maria Elena Lorente Pablo, Prosecutor, National Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Prosecution Office, Madrid.
This e-presentation outlines the basic characteristics of cryptocurrencies and related crime, elaborating on key definitions, mining and transaction procedures, identifiable properties, as well as on the effect of COVID-19 on related crime.
e-Presentation | March 2021 | Learning time: 35 minutes
e-Presentation by Alexander Malyshau, Trainer, Digital Forensics, Technical Focal Point for Cybercrime Issues, Transnational Threats Department, OSCE, Vienna.
This presentation provides a comprehensive analytical overview of the main issues that defence lawyers are confronted with when dealing with internal corporate investigations, in particular those resulting from whistleblowers’ reports. Using a case study, the speaker analyses the key questions regarding both legal and practical difficulties of such investigations, presents emerging corporate governance matters and provides useful recommendations.
e-Presentation | March 2021 | Learning time: 45 minutes
e-Presentation by Adriana de Buerba, Partner, Pérez-Llorca, Madrid.
This e-presentation provides an introduction to out-of-court settlements and emerging transparency issues. It presents the Dutch legal framework, recent settlements involving penalty orders and transactions, as well as both positive and negative arguments regarding such settlements.
e-Presentation | March 2021 | Learning time: 37 minutes
e-Presentation by Tomasz Kodrzycki, Partner, BenninkAmar, Amsterdam.
This e-presentation provides an overview of Part Three of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on law enforcement and judicial cooperation. It elaborates on the key general provisions, the law enforcement and judicial cooperation area, as well as
on the dispute settlement mechanisms.
e-Presentation | January 2021 | Learning time: 36 minutes
e-Presentation by Jeroen Blomsma, Legal Officer for Legal Advice and Coordination of the Negotiations and Preparation of the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU, Legal Affairs Unit, DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission, Brussel & Tania Schröter, Deputy Head of Procedural Criminal Law Unit, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission, Brussels.
This e-presentation provides a detailed analysis of the Prüm legal cooperation framework, elaborating on the successive steps towards the UK’s participation in the regime, as well as the provisions on this form of cooperation within the EU-UK Trade and
Cooperation Agreement. The analysis is accompanied by statistical data and a short overview of the Prüm Next Generation regulations.
e-Presentation | January 2021 | Learning time: 58 minutes
e-Presentation by Dr Reinhard Schmid, Head of Bureau, Central Identification Service, Federal Criminal Intelligence Service, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Vienna.
This e-presentation elaborates on the provisions of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on anti-money laundering and asset freezing and confiscation and how they work in practice.
e-Presentation | January 2021 | Learning time: 38 minutes
e-Presentation by Tania Schröter, Deputy Head of Procedural Criminal Law Unit, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission, Brussels; & Chiara Bacci, Team Leader for Enforcement of the EU AML/CFT Policy, Financial Crime Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission, Brussels.
This e-presentation outlines the mechanisms of surrender, mutual legal assistance and the exchange of criminal record information under the provisions of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
e-Presentation | January 2021 | Learning time: 39 minutes
e-Presentation by David Dickson, Solicitor Advocate, National Expert on Human Rights, Mutual Recognition and Extradition; EJN Contact Point, Crown Office, Edinburgh.
This e-presentation describes the basic elements of judicial cooperation in criminal matters between the EU and the UK from January 2021, emphasising the role of Eurojust and the main differences between the former and the new regimes.
e-Presentation | January 2021 | Learning time: 35 minutes
e-Presentation by Klaus Meyer-Cabri, Vice-President; National Member for Germany, Eurojust, The Hague.
This e-presentation elaborates on the main practical issues arising for lawyers under the post-Brexit law enforcement and criminal justice cooperation regime. It covers the shift to a non-EU law based system, the status of pending EAW cases as well as
some currently debated issues on surrender and human rights.
e-Presentation | January 2021 | Learning time: 51 minutes
e-Presentation by Alex Tinsley, Barrister, 9 Bedford Row, London; Member of the Human Rights Committee of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA).
This e-presentation provides a general overview of the EU’s legislative framework for combating terrorism and expressions of racism and xenophobia. It presents the main challenges in regard to the classification of right-wing and other forms of non-jihadi extremism and terrorism as hate crimes or terrorist acts.
e-Presentation | December 2020 | Learning time: 48 minutes
e-Presentation by Frank Verbruggen
This e-presentation presents the concept of restorative justice in cases of extremism and terrorism and focuses on the main stakeholders (victims, offenders and communities) and their involvement in restorative initiatives.
e-Presentation | December 2020 | Learning time: 24 minutes
e-Presentation by Brunilda Pali
This e-presentation explains the basics of international sanctions regimes and gives an overview of UN, EU, US and post-Brexit UK sanctions instruments.
e-Presentation | December 2020 | Learning time: 44 minutes
e-Presentation by Michaël Fernandez-Bertier
This e-presentation presents some of the most recent judgments delivered by the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union on the application of EU restrictive measures, actions for annulment and actions for damages.
e-Presentation | December 2020 | Learning time: 41 minutes
e-Presentation by Giulia Predonzani
This presentation provides a comprehensive analysis on the procedural aspects in proceedings before the EU Courts, elaborating on the competencies of the European General Court (EJC) and the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the procedural
rights during the adoption and renewal of individual restrictive measures as well as the emerging confidentiality issues.
e-Presentation | December 2020 | Learning time: 47 minutes
e-Presentation by Maya Lester QC, Barrister, Brick Court Chambers, London.
This e-presentation gives an introduction into the EU’s competence to impose sanctions and the EU Courts’ jurisdiction with respect to Common Foreign and Security Policy provisions and presents some important cases dealing with restrictive measures.
e-Presentation | December 2020 | Learning time: 42 minutes
e-Presentation by Ramses Wessel
This e-presentation presents the latest developments in the EU’s anti-money laundering and terrorism financing strategy, including the EU Anti-Money Laundering Action Plan and the new Directive enhancing FIU cooperation and access to financial information. You will receive an overview of the latest EU legislation, developments regarding FIU cooperation, risk assessment and monitoring, a well as information regarding the discussion about a single rulebook and new EU supervisory authority in the AML field.
e-Presentation | May 2020 | Learning time: 50 minutes
This e-presentation will show you the challenges faced by FIUs in investigating money laundering. You will be provided with practical information on ultimate beneficial ownership registries, as well as access to and the search of bank account information and other sources of illicit transactions. You will also hear about how competent authorities and FIU’s cooperate via an exchange of information.
e-Presentation | June 2020 | Learning time: 22 minutes
This e-presentation provides information on the EU’s latest legislation and developments in the field of asset recovery. You will have the opportunity to take a closer look at the interplay of asset recovery and money laundering.
e-Presentation | May 2020 | Learning time: 44 minutes
This e-presentation provides a case study on how to investigate money laundering. You will hear about the complicity of banks and the follow-the-money approach and will learn how to cooperate with law enforcement agencies and FIUs in such investigations.
e-Presentation | May 2020 | Learning time: 37 minutes
This e-presentation will help you better understand the use of cryptocurrencies within the context of money laundering and terrorism financing. You will be provided with information on what cryptocurrencies are and how they are used (Bitcoins, blockchains, etc.). Information on the regulatory framework, from EU to FATF standards will be given, as well as an overview of different techniques to launder money with cryptocurrencies. Prevention and awareness-raising measures will be explained, as will search, seizure and MLA requests in the virtual world.
e-Presentation | May 2020 | Learning time: 36 minutes
This e-presentation will show you the challenges faced by FIUs in investigating cases related to cryptocurrencies. You will learn about the misuse of cryptocurrencies through case examples and be provided with information about investigation techniques and virtual asset service providers as obliged entities.
e-Presentation | May 2020 | Learning time: 1 hour 1 minute
In this e-presentation, you will hear about the results of Project Titanium, which was established to support law enforcement agencies to investigate and mitigate crime involving cryptocurrencies. You will learn about monitoring trends in virtual currency and darknet market ecosystems, transaction analysis across different virtual currency ledgers and how to generate court-proof evidence reports on reproducible and legally compliant analytical procedures.
e-Presentation | May 2020 | Learning time: 1 hour 16 minutes