Course Content (Syllabus)
The course attempts a "step-by-step" approach to important procedural phases of criminal proceedings. At the same time, institutions that are of particular importance for criminal proceedings are analyzed, such as the presumption of innocence, aspects of a fair trial, procedural invalidity, the rights of the accused, etc.
The fundamental principles governing the criminal process are presented, starting with the legislative reform introduced by virtue of the new Code of Criminal Procedure. In addition, central themes spanning broad areas of criminal procedure are presented in detail, including: preliminary examinations, the representation of the victim, unlawfully obtained evidence, trials in absentia, measures of restraint, referral of a case to court, alternative forms of criminal justice, forming a total effective sentence, the application of the European Convention on Human Rights, and other interpretative issues pertaining to the CCP.