Research Activity . Research Lines and Projects

Internationalisation of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure and International Criminal Law

Line of research objectives

  • Developing legal theories appropriate to the new internationalised state of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence Law;
  • Analysing the increase in mutual cooperation between States regarding criminal matters, supranational Criminal Law, namely European Union Law and institutionalisation of international criminal jurisdictions, especially the European Court of Human Rights and the International Criminal Courts;
  • Creating an international network of scholars and practitioners devoted to researching this line.

Research projects

  • Think tank on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters in the European Union I: impact analysis and implementation of EU Criminal Law.
    To be carried out by: Group III
    Method: publication of studies.
    Duration: 24 months beginning around September 2015. 
  • International Criminal Law and International Criminal Court I/II.
    Publication of the proceedings of an international conference on International Criminal Law, the International Criminal Court and the Perspective of the Portuguese-speaking African countries II.
    Duration: 48 months beginning around January 2014. 
  • European Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law
    Postgraduate course with a visit to the European Court of Human Rights.
    To be carried out by: Group III.
    Duration: 24 months beginning around October 2015. 
  • Comparative Criminal Procedure
    Visiting scholars programmes for intensive courses and conferences on Criminal Procedure Law.
    To be carried out by: Group III.
    Duration: 48 months beginning around January 2014. 
  • New Trends in criminal investigation and evidence law
    To be carried out by: Group III.
    Method: International conference with publication of the proceedings.
    Duration: 48 months beginning around June 2014.