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Prof. Katalin Ligeti appointed special advisor to Commissioner Jourová

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Publié le jeudi, 13 avril 2017

Katalin Ligeti, professor of European and international criminal law at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, has been appointed as special advisor to Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality.

As special advisor, Prof. Ligeti will provide legal advice on judicial cooperation in criminal matters, including access to e-evidence. She joins a renowned group of international experts who serve as special advisors to the EU Commission’s President, Vice-Presidents and Commissioners.

Commissioner Jourová’s responsibilities, in particular, include:

  • setting up an independent European Public Prosecutor’s office to protect the EU budget from fraud and reinforcing judicial cooperation on criminal matters;
  • concluding the EU’s accession to the Council of Europe’s Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms;
  • ensuring that all Commission proposals respect the European Charter of Fundamental Rights;
  • ensuring the adoption of the EU data protection reform and concluding negotiations with the US on a data protection agreement;
  • fighting discrimination, promoting gender equality and pursuing negotiations on the proposed Anti-Discrimination Directive.

In addition to her new role as special advisor, Prof. Ligeti will remain a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Criminal Policy to which she was nominated in 2015.

Prof. Ligeti’s research focuses on police and judicial co-operation in criminal matters, EU criminal law, comparative criminal procedure and economic and financial criminal law. At the University of Luxembourg, she is course director of the Master in European Economic and Financial Criminal Law as well as coordinator of the Doctoral Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-Level Regulatory Sytems (DTU-REMS).