Gema Perez Souto

Email gperezsouto@gmail.com

PhD in European Union Law with a thesis on Eurojust (European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation), with the classification of ‘Sobresaliente cum laude’ (UNED, Madrid 2014);

Diplôme d’études approfondies (DEA) of European Union Law, with a dissertation in the area of judicial cooperation in criminal matters that earned the classification of ‘Sobresaliente’ (UNED, Madrid 2017) and Law Degree (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Since August 2023, she has been a PostDoc Researcher at JusGov (School of Law, University of Minho) under the Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), to develop scientific research activities, with a project with a project in the area of Data Protection, European Arrest Warrant and Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters in Court Practice. She is the scientific coordinator of the Science and Technology Week (Ciência Viva) at JusGov (University of Minho, Law School) and also of the “Científicamente Provável” Programme (FCT) at the aforementioned Research Centre. She was a lecturer in the Master’s programme in Human Rights International Protection Systems, at the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR), Spain (April 2021 – July 2023). She has also supervised Master’s dissertations in this field at the same university.

She was a lecturer at the Department of Criminology of the Faculty of Legal Sciences at the Universidad Camilo José Cela (Madrid, 2008-2013) on the Criminology course in the subjects of Judicial Cooperation and Transnational Crime, Juvenile Justice and International Human Rights Law, as well as on
the Criminology degree course in the same subjects for the group of State Security Forces and Bodies. She has been a permanent evaluator of scientific articles for the National Council for Research and Postgraduate Studies in Law (CONPEDI), Brazil, since August 2017. She has carried out research at EUROJUST, the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (The Hague, The Netherlands), having participated in the preparation of a project on terrorism and information exchange in the EU.

Her final conclusions of the project were used as a working tool in Eurojust’s anti-terrorism team and were presented under the title of “Evaluation of the exchange of information and cooperation on terrorist offences at Eurojust”. Visiting Scholar at the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) in the Department of
European Political and Governance Studies, and Visiting Researcher at the l´Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes (IHEE), (Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France) under the Marie Curie Chair of Excellence of the European Commission held by Professor Dr Jörg Monar in the area of Freedom, Security
and Justice of the EU. Her current research areas are: European Union Criminal Law; Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters; Data Protection and European Arrest Warrant; Human Rights; and Court Practice and Academia

  •  European Union Criminal Law
  • Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters
  • Data Protection
  • European Arrest Warrant (EAW)
  • Court Practice and Academia
  • Human Rights

This researcher belongs to CEDU.

Books and book chapters

  • Ana Paula Brandão, Francisco Pereira Coutinho, Isabel Camisão e Joana Covelo de Abreu,
    coords., Enciclopédia da União Europeia, (entrada de Gemma Pérez Souto: “Princípio de
    Atribuição”), (Lisboa: Petrony, 2017).
  • Gema Pérez Souto , “La falsificación de bienes y productos y su nexo con la financiación de la
    delincuencia organizada transnacional: una constante violación de derechos humanos” in Irene
    Portela, dir., O Direito Constitucional e o seu papel na construção do cenário jurídico global,
    (Barcelos, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, 2016): 363-372

Articles

  • Gema Pérez Souto, “Europol, the investigation of European crimes and police cooperation: do we
    need an EU´s Agency with executive powers? – On the arrest of the former vice president of the
    European Parliament and the Qatargate”, JusGov Research Paper (SSRN), 2023,
    https://ssrn.com/abstract=4336376 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4336376.
    • Gema Pérez Souto, “The independent and impartial judge as the sole issuing judicial authority of
    the European arrest warrant versus the public prosecutor´s office – A divergent analysis vis-à-vis
    the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)”, JusGov Research Paper (SSRN),
    2022, https://ssrn.com/abstract=4332740.
    • Gemma Pérez Souto & José Luís Lopes da Mota, “Publicación on-line de las decisiones judiciales
    en Europa, Derechos Humanos y Protección de Datos a la luz del RGPD” , Revista General de
    Derecho Europeo (RGDE), nº 49, 2019.
    • Gemma Pérez Souto, “La búsqueda de la homogeneidad en las atribuciones de los Miembros
    Nacionales de Eurojust y su papel en la lucha contra la delincuencia transnacional: ¿misión
    cumplida?” in Alessandra Silveira, coord., UNIO – E-book Volume I – Workshops CEDU 2016
    (disponível para download), (Braga, Centro de Estudos em Direito da União Europeia,
    Universidade do Minho, 2017): 153-172.
    • Gema Pérez Souto, “The implementation of the Directive 2014/41/EU of 3 April2014 regarding
    the European Investigation Order (EIO) in criminal matters: the way forward” | The Official Blog
    of UNIO ´Thinking and Debating Europe´ – EU Law Journal, 2016.
    https://officialblogofunio.com/2016/03/21/the-implementation-of-the-directive-201441eu-of3rd-april-2014-regarding-the-european-investigation-order-eio-in-criminal-matters-the-way
    forward/
    • Gema Pérez Souto, “Eurojust: ¿un instrumento eficaz en la lucha contra el crimen organizado?”,
    Revista General de Derecho Europeo (RGDE) 30 (2013)
    • Gema Pérez Souto. “Direitos Humanos e justiça juvenil: onde começam os direitos dos
    infractores? Uma abordagem internacional”. Revista de reinserção social e prova, Ministerio da
    Justiça 7 (2010)

Communications

  • Privacidade e segurança na Internet: a proteção de dados veio para atrapalhar?. À conversa sobre
    questões práticas do dia a dia na rede at Semana da Ciência e da Tecnologia (Ciência Viva) 22 –
    26 novembro 2023, JusGov, Escola de Direito da Universidade do Minho (Braga, Portugal)
  • Aspetos Técnicos da Implementação do RGPD, at Congresso Ibero-Americano Direito eTecnologias
    Digitais (subordinado ao tema Os desafios da Proteção de Dados Pessoais), Escola de Direito da
    Universidade do Minho (Braga,Portugal)
  • Direitos Humanos e luta contra o terrorismo: uma análise prática da jurisdição antiterrorista em
    Espanha, com especial referência ao terrorismo internacional, at O Estado da Arte dos Direitos
    Humanos na Europa, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade de Lisboa, 2 de outubro, 2017.
  • El doble drama del éxodo hacia Europa de las personas desplazadas: los centros de refugiados en
    Italia, su control por el crimen organizado y las consecuencias en el desarrollo económico y social
    italiano at Encontro Iberoamericano de Direito e Desenvolvimento, Faculdade de Direito (CEDIS),
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 13 de outubro, 2016.
  • A contrafacção e a sua ligação à delinquência organizada transnacional: uma violação constante
    dos direitos humanos at Direito Constitucional Internacional, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do
    Ave (IPCA), Barcelos, Portugal, 17 e 18 de abril, 2016.
  • Financiamento do crime transnacional, boa governança e cooperação internacional at Políticas
    públicas globais de cooperação ao combate à criminalidade como instrumento de boa
    governança democrática: marcos normativos e ações estratégicas. Escola de Direito da
    Universidade do Minho, Braga, 17 de março, 2016.
  • Estado da Arte do Direito Penal da União Europeia: condutas criminalizadas at Desafíos do Direito
    Penal da União Europeia na sociedade mundial, MEDEL-Magistrats Européens pour la
    Démocratie et les Libertés, CEDU), Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, 13 a 15 de fevereiro,
    2014.
  • Pena de muerte y Derechos Humanos: la gran paradoja. Una visión internacional desde algunos
    casos recientes at Seminario Tortura, pena de muerte y Derechos Humanos, Universidad Camilo
    José Cela, Madrid, Espanha, 17 de novembro de 2011.
  • El aprecio civil de los derechos humanos y su consideración actual en el mundo, Seminario El
    avance del crimen organizado, Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid, Espanha, 5 de julho de
    2010.
  • Minimum Standards of Human Rights in the Spanish Juvenile Justice at Seminario Direitos
    Humanos e Execução de Penas, Ministerio da Justiça, Direção Geral de Reinserção Social , Torres
    Novas, Portugal, 21 de abril de 2010.
  • La cooperación judicial internacional: una solución en la lucha contra el crimen organizado at
    Seminario Iter Criminis, Sociedad Española de Criminología e Universidad Camilo José Cela,
    Madrid, Espanha, 23 de março de 2009.
  • Eurojust: an added value against cross-border crime in Europe, at l´Institut des Hautes Etudes
    Européennes (IHEE), Université Robert Schuman, Estrasburgo, França, Projet SECURINT – Chaire
    d´Excellence Marie Curie, 23 de junho de 2008.
  • “Evaluation of the exchange of information and cooperation on terrorist offences at Eurojust” at
    (presentation of my final conclusions of the project carried out at EUROJUST, the European Union
    Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, where I took part in the preparation of a project on
    terrorism and the exchange of information in the EU, the conclusions of which were used as a
    working tool in Eurojust’s anti-terrorist team), Eurojust, The Hague, The Netherlands,
    30/09/2006
October 20th, 2017

Gema Perez Souto

Email gperezsouto@gmail.com

PhD in European Union Law with a thesis on Eurojust (European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation), with the classification of ‘Sobresaliente cum laude’ (UNED, Madrid 2014);

Diplôme d’études approfondies (DEA) of European Union Law, with a dissertation in the area of judicial cooperation in criminal matters that earned the classification of ‘Sobresaliente’ (UNED, Madrid 2017) and Law Degree (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Since August 2023, she has been a PostDoc Researcher at JusGov (School of Law, University of Minho) under the Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), to develop scientific research activities, with a project with a project in the area of Data Protection, European Arrest Warrant and Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters in Court Practice. She is the scientific coordinator of the Science and Technology Week (Ciência Viva) at JusGov (University of Minho, Law School) and also of the “Científicamente Provável” Programme (FCT) at the aforementioned Research Centre. She was a lecturer in the Master’s programme in Human Rights International Protection Systems, at the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR), Spain (April 2021 – July 2023). She has also supervised Master’s dissertations in this field at the same university.

She was a lecturer at the Department of Criminology of the Faculty of Legal Sciences at the Universidad Camilo José Cela (Madrid, 2008-2013) on the Criminology course in the subjects of Judicial Cooperation and Transnational Crime, Juvenile Justice and International Human Rights Law, as well as on
the Criminology degree course in the same subjects for the group of State Security Forces and Bodies. She has been a permanent evaluator of scientific articles for the National Council for Research and Postgraduate Studies in Law (CONPEDI), Brazil, since August 2017. She has carried out research at EUROJUST, the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (The Hague, The Netherlands), having participated in the preparation of a project on terrorism and information exchange in the EU.

Her final conclusions of the project were used as a working tool in Eurojust’s anti-terrorism team and were presented under the title of “Evaluation of the exchange of information and cooperation on terrorist offences at Eurojust”. Visiting Scholar at the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) in the Department of
European Political and Governance Studies, and Visiting Researcher at the l´Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes (IHEE), (Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France) under the Marie Curie Chair of Excellence of the European Commission held by Professor Dr Jörg Monar in the area of Freedom, Security
and Justice of the EU. Her current research areas are: European Union Criminal Law; Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters; Data Protection and European Arrest Warrant; Human Rights; and Court Practice and Academia

  •  European Union Criminal Law
  • Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters
  • Data Protection
  • European Arrest Warrant (EAW)
  • Court Practice and Academia
  • Human Rights

This researcher belongs to CEDU.

Books and book chapters

  • Ana Paula Brandão, Francisco Pereira Coutinho, Isabel Camisão e Joana Covelo de Abreu,
    coords., Enciclopédia da União Europeia, (entrada de Gemma Pérez Souto: “Princípio de
    Atribuição”), (Lisboa: Petrony, 2017).
  • Gema Pérez Souto , “La falsificación de bienes y productos y su nexo con la financiación de la
    delincuencia organizada transnacional: una constante violación de derechos humanos” in Irene
    Portela, dir., O Direito Constitucional e o seu papel na construção do cenário jurídico global,
    (Barcelos, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, 2016): 363-372

Articles

  • Gema Pérez Souto, “Europol, the investigation of European crimes and police cooperation: do we
    need an EU´s Agency with executive powers? – On the arrest of the former vice president of the
    European Parliament and the Qatargate”, JusGov Research Paper (SSRN), 2023,
    https://ssrn.com/abstract=4336376 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4336376.
    • Gema Pérez Souto, “The independent and impartial judge as the sole issuing judicial authority of
    the European arrest warrant versus the public prosecutor´s office – A divergent analysis vis-à-vis
    the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)”, JusGov Research Paper (SSRN),
    2022, https://ssrn.com/abstract=4332740.
    • Gemma Pérez Souto & José Luís Lopes da Mota, “Publicación on-line de las decisiones judiciales
    en Europa, Derechos Humanos y Protección de Datos a la luz del RGPD” , Revista General de
    Derecho Europeo (RGDE), nº 49, 2019.
    • Gemma Pérez Souto, “La búsqueda de la homogeneidad en las atribuciones de los Miembros
    Nacionales de Eurojust y su papel en la lucha contra la delincuencia transnacional: ¿misión
    cumplida?” in Alessandra Silveira, coord., UNIO – E-book Volume I – Workshops CEDU 2016
    (disponível para download), (Braga, Centro de Estudos em Direito da União Europeia,
    Universidade do Minho, 2017): 153-172.
    • Gema Pérez Souto, “The implementation of the Directive 2014/41/EU of 3 April2014 regarding
    the European Investigation Order (EIO) in criminal matters: the way forward” | The Official Blog
    of UNIO ´Thinking and Debating Europe´ – EU Law Journal, 2016.
    https://officialblogofunio.com/2016/03/21/the-implementation-of-the-directive-201441eu-of3rd-april-2014-regarding-the-european-investigation-order-eio-in-criminal-matters-the-way
    forward/
    • Gema Pérez Souto, “Eurojust: ¿un instrumento eficaz en la lucha contra el crimen organizado?”,
    Revista General de Derecho Europeo (RGDE) 30 (2013)
    • Gema Pérez Souto. “Direitos Humanos e justiça juvenil: onde começam os direitos dos
    infractores? Uma abordagem internacional”. Revista de reinserção social e prova, Ministerio da
    Justiça 7 (2010)

Communications

  • Privacidade e segurança na Internet: a proteção de dados veio para atrapalhar?. À conversa sobre
    questões práticas do dia a dia na rede at Semana da Ciência e da Tecnologia (Ciência Viva) 22 –
    26 novembro 2023, JusGov, Escola de Direito da Universidade do Minho (Braga, Portugal)
  • Aspetos Técnicos da Implementação do RGPD, at Congresso Ibero-Americano Direito eTecnologias
    Digitais (subordinado ao tema Os desafios da Proteção de Dados Pessoais), Escola de Direito da
    Universidade do Minho (Braga,Portugal)
  • Direitos Humanos e luta contra o terrorismo: uma análise prática da jurisdição antiterrorista em
    Espanha, com especial referência ao terrorismo internacional, at O Estado da Arte dos Direitos
    Humanos na Europa, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade de Lisboa, 2 de outubro, 2017.
  • El doble drama del éxodo hacia Europa de las personas desplazadas: los centros de refugiados en
    Italia, su control por el crimen organizado y las consecuencias en el desarrollo económico y social
    italiano at Encontro Iberoamericano de Direito e Desenvolvimento, Faculdade de Direito (CEDIS),
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 13 de outubro, 2016.
  • A contrafacção e a sua ligação à delinquência organizada transnacional: uma violação constante
    dos direitos humanos at Direito Constitucional Internacional, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do
    Ave (IPCA), Barcelos, Portugal, 17 e 18 de abril, 2016.
  • Financiamento do crime transnacional, boa governança e cooperação internacional at Políticas
    públicas globais de cooperação ao combate à criminalidade como instrumento de boa
    governança democrática: marcos normativos e ações estratégicas. Escola de Direito da
    Universidade do Minho, Braga, 17 de março, 2016.
  • Estado da Arte do Direito Penal da União Europeia: condutas criminalizadas at Desafíos do Direito
    Penal da União Europeia na sociedade mundial, MEDEL-Magistrats Européens pour la
    Démocratie et les Libertés, CEDU), Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, 13 a 15 de fevereiro,
    2014.
  • Pena de muerte y Derechos Humanos: la gran paradoja. Una visión internacional desde algunos
    casos recientes at Seminario Tortura, pena de muerte y Derechos Humanos, Universidad Camilo
    José Cela, Madrid, Espanha, 17 de novembro de 2011.
  • El aprecio civil de los derechos humanos y su consideración actual en el mundo, Seminario El
    avance del crimen organizado, Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid, Espanha, 5 de julho de
    2010.
  • Minimum Standards of Human Rights in the Spanish Juvenile Justice at Seminario Direitos
    Humanos e Execução de Penas, Ministerio da Justiça, Direção Geral de Reinserção Social , Torres
    Novas, Portugal, 21 de abril de 2010.
  • La cooperación judicial internacional: una solución en la lucha contra el crimen organizado at
    Seminario Iter Criminis, Sociedad Española de Criminología e Universidad Camilo José Cela,
    Madrid, Espanha, 23 de março de 2009.
  • Eurojust: an added value against cross-border crime in Europe, at l´Institut des Hautes Etudes
    Européennes (IHEE), Université Robert Schuman, Estrasburgo, França, Projet SECURINT – Chaire
    d´Excellence Marie Curie, 23 de junho de 2008.
  • “Evaluation of the exchange of information and cooperation on terrorist offences at Eurojust” at
    (presentation of my final conclusions of the project carried out at EUROJUST, the European Union
    Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, where I took part in the preparation of a project on
    terrorism and the exchange of information in the EU, the conclusions of which were used as a
    working tool in Eurojust’s anti-terrorist team), Eurojust, The Hague, The Netherlands,
    30/09/2006
October 20th, 2017