about us


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Alexis Anagnostakis

deputy chair

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Vladimir Hrle, Hrle Attorneys, Belgrade, Serbia and former legal consultant before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

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Avvocato Riccardo Sciaudone, Competition, Privacy and European Union Law expert, representing companies, NGOs, international organisations and individuals in proceedings before the European and Italian authorities, the Italian courts, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights; appointed expert in International Competition Network advocacy working group; previously worked for the European Commission Competition Directorate and Directorate EuropeAid on tenders financed by the European Union under its external relations policy.

purpose and activities

The purpose of the European Criminal Justice Observatory (ECJO), is to enhance the capacity of all actors to understand and apply European Criminal Law effectively in practice.

To this end, the Observatory provides independent, balanced, practice oriented online videos by experts in the field on EU Criminal Law for legal practitioners and others interested. The Observatory is of particular interest to defence lawyers, prosecutors, judges, officials, decision makers and NGOs.


The Observatory was launched in February 2012 and is based in Rome. It was founded by Susan Clements, former EU Justice and Home Affairs Policy Advisor (UK Law Societies, Brussels), Assistant Lawyer (European Court of Human Rights) and Associate Solicitor (Allen and Overy LLP and Hogan Lovells LLP). If you are interested in Refugee Law, Competition Law, European Commercial Law or European Family Law you may wish to visit the Refugee Law Observatory http://www.refugeelawobservatory.eu the Competition Law Observatory http://www.competitionlawobservatory.eu the European Commercial Law Observatory http://www.eclo.eu or the European Family Justice Observatory http://www.efjo.eu

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