Discussion event: The EU Roadmap Directives in criminal procedural law and their implementation in Austria


Wed, January 26, 2022



In recent years, Austria has adapted several procedural safeguards regarding access to a lawyer, legal aid, presumption of innocence, and procedural guarantees for children and adolescents in implementing the so-called “Roadmap Directives” of the European Union.

On Wed, January 26, 2022, 18:00 an online discussion events offers the opportunity to address the practical challenges in this regard, e.g., the principle of presumption of innocence in the field of tension between procedural safeguards and public interest. The event takes place within the framework of the EU project “Breaking the barriers: rights based participatory judicial training on procedural rights“.

Moderation: Katrin Wladasch, Legal Expert and Political Scientist, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights


  • Peter Wolfgang Egger, Judge at the Salzburg Regional Court
  • Cornelia Koller, Public Prosecutor of the Public Prosecutor’s Office Graz and President of the Austrian Association of State Attorneys
  • Farid Hafez, Political Scientist, Williams College and University of Salzburg.

The event will take place in German.

To participate in the event, please register via mail at tze.bssvpr@havivr.np.ng by 5 p.m. on 25 January 2022. We will then send you the link for participating in the online panel discussion via E-Mail.

This event is funded by the “Justice” program (2014-2020) of the European Union.