Admissibility of cross-border evidence

This thesis addresses the issue of cross-border evidence from the point of view of its admissibility before national courts. Differences between Member States' legal regimes governing investigative measures complicates the judge's task to review the legality of the evidence collected abroad. This PhD seeks to reflect on alternative admissibility tests that could be established at EU level to enhance free movement of evidence while ensuring compliance with fundamental rights in the area of freedom, security and justice.

Personal data

Author: Inés Armada

University/Institution: VUB/ULB

Short bio:

Inés Armada graduated in Law at the University Complutense of Madrid in 2009. As a member of the Madrid´s Bar Association she worked in a Spanish law firm specialized in criminal law. She then obtained an LL.M in International Law at the Complutense University, completing her studies with an LL.M at the College of Europe.

Following an internship at the European Parliament, she became a PhD researcher at the VUB and the ULB, under the co-supervision of Prof. Paul de Hert and Prof. Anne Weyembergh. In this context, she did an internship at Eurojust, working both in the Legal Service and in the JITs Network Secretariat. She is also working at the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN).



Phd Document

Provisional title: Admissibility of cross-border evidence

Name of supervisor/s: Prof. De Hert (VUB) and Prof. Weyembergh (ULB)

Language: English

Starting date: 2013-04-15

Excpected end date: 2017-04-15