High Level Expert Group Meeting on Criminal Law


The ELI Secretariat hosted a High Level Expert Group (HLEG) meeting on Criminal Law on 10 December 2019, where ten leading experts in the field considered possible new projects for the ELI to pursue.

The experts, namely Lorena Bachmaier Winter (Professor at Complutense University), Dick Heimans (Deputy Head of Unit, General Criminal Law, and Judicial Training, DG JUSTICE, European Commission), Ester Herlin-Karnell (Senior lecturer at the University of Gothenburg), Robert Kert (Professor at WU Vienna), André Klip (Professor at Maastricht University), Katalin Ligeti (Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance at the University of Luxembourg), Michiel Luchtman (Professor at the Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology and the Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE)), Valsamis Mitsilegas (Professor and Deputy Dean for Global Engagement (Europe), Queen Mary University of London), Andrea Venegoni (Italian Supreme Court) and John Vervaele (Professor at Utrecht Law School and at the College of Europe in Bruges) discussed pre-identified topics in the area of criminal law that deserve attention by the ELI. They shortlisted a handful of topics that the ELI could embark on in its future projects. The HLEG was joined by ELI President Christiane Wendehorst, ELI Secretary General Vanessa Wilcox and ELI Project Officer Katja Kolman.

The ELI is immensely grateful for the experts' invaluable contributions, which will now be examined by the ELI Executive Committee and Council.

The HLEG meeting is part of a series of meetings the ELI organised in 2019 with a view to expanding its project portfolio in the fields of administrative, company, criminal and family law.