A one-stop hub for specialized, remotely accessible courses and dialogues for legal, judicial, and civil society professionals. Through this platform, CEELI offers integrated courses on a wide range of timely and relevant topics.
Courses Currently Accepting Applications
A CEELI ONLINE CERTIFICATE COURSE
Application Of EU Instruments In Criminal Justice
The two-day seminar, organized in cooperation of the CEELI Institute and the Association of Croatian Judges, is designed for active criminal judges from EU member countries, focusing on the application of EU instruments in criminal justice, and providing access to the full extent of rights guaranteed by EU law. Specifically, this course focuses on Directive 2013/48/EU on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings, and Directive (EU) 2016/343 on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at the trial in a criminal proceeding. A portion of the training will also be used to discuss the impact of “hate crime” legislation, by addressing Council Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA, which deals with combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law.
Application Of EU Instruments In Civil Justice
This two-day seminar, organized in cooperation of the CEELI Institute and the Association of Croatian Judges, is designed for active civil judges from EU member countries, focusing on the application of EU instruments in civil justice, and providing access to the full extent of rights guaranteed by EU law. Specifically, this course focuses on the application of Council Regulations (EC) No. 2201/2003(EU), 2016/1103 and 2016/1104, all of which concern jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility (Brussels IIa), and Regulation (EU) 2016/1191 on promoting free movement of citizens by simplifying the requirements for presenting certain public documents in the EU.
Courses in Progress
EU Law And Human Rights
We are currently accepting applications from legal practitioners interested in expanding their knowledge and capabilities on the use of EU law to protect human rights throughout Europe. Participants in the course will obtain an in-depth understanding of EU law and Human Rights, learning about topics including:
• Human rights and civil society protections under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, and various national laws
• Procedures for using and triggering Article 7 of the Treaty of the European Union (TEU), which provides for Suspension of Certain Rights of Member States for human rights violations
• How to use EU laws to respond to restrictive national legislation that interferes with the independent operation of the judiciary • The admissibility of claims before EU Courts
• EU and ECHR case law limiting restrictions of fundamental rights • How to access relevant EU documents