Criminal Law and Policy in the European Union

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Routledge, Dec 7, 2012 - Law - 304 pages
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This book takes stock of the development of EU criminal law from the establishment of the ECSC to the first European Union criminal law directives passed after the Lisbon Treaty. The work considers criminal offences established at EU level, the effects of EU law on national criminalization, the emerging body of EU criminal procedural law, and the increasing recognition of defense rights as EU rights.  Limits to the legal effects of EU-level rules require them to be examined in the light of Member State practice. Implementing measures are not always appropriate, and may balance interests under national law, the rights of criminal defendants, and the need for EU-wide approximation. The proliferation of EU criminal law has led to an explicit, albeit underdeveloped, EU criminal policy

This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of EU Law and Criminal Law.

 

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Contents

Preface
vi
Table of Cases
vii
Table of Legislation
xxii
List of Documents Cited
xxxviii
1 Introduction
1
2 A brief history of EU criminal law
7
3 EU competences legislative processes and institutions in the field of criminal law
45
4 Sources and doctrines of EU criminal law
74
an introduction
122
specific offences at EU level
145
8 Mutual recognition and the approximation of criminal procedure
176
9 Fundamental rights and defence rights
199
10 The past and future of EU criminal law
221
Bibliography
239
Index
245
Copyright

5 General principles of EU criminal law
102

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About the author (2012)

Samuli Miettinen is currently researching EU criminal law at Helsinki University, Finland. He has held lectureships at several UK universities and written extensively on EU law, most recently contributing to reports commissioned by the European Parliament (Lisbon Treaty and Sport, 2010) and the European Commission (Nationality discrimination in individual sports, 2011).

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