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European Criminal Law

European Criminal Law


  • Author: Kai Ambos, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany and Kosovo Specialist Chambers, The Hague
  • Publication planned for: May 2018
  • availability: Not yet published - available from May 2018
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107119697

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  • Since their creation, the European Union and the Council of Europe have worked to harmonise the justice systems of their member states. This project has been met with a series of challenges. European Criminal Law offers a compelling insight into the development and functions of European criminal law. It tracks the historical development of European criminal law, offering a detailed critical analysis of the criminal justice systems responsible for its implementation. While the rapid expansion and transnationalisation of criminal law is a necessary response to the growing numbers of free movement of persons and goods, it has serious implications for the rights of European citizens and needs to be balanced with rights protections. With its close analysis of secondary legislation and reliance on a wide variety of original sources, this book provides a thorough understanding of European Criminal Law and the institutions involved.

    • Offers a comprehensive and systematic treatment of European criminal law with multiple sources, which will appeal to readers seeking to gain a thorough understanding of this area of the law and the institutions involved
    • Provides unique insights into the criminal law and procedure of EU member states, unlike similar books on the subject, which may neglect to include examples of domestic law
    • Emphasises the protection of the rights of European citizens, appealing both to those with an interest in criminal law and readers more concerned with human rights
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: May 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107119697
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from May 2018
  • Table of Contents

    1. Foundations: history, concept and subject of European criminal law
    2. The protection of fundamental rights in Europe
    3. Europeanised substantive criminal law in the broader sense (Council of Europe and EU)
    4. Procedural law: police and judicial cooperation
    5. Institutionalisation
    6. General literature.

  • Author

    Kai Ambos, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany and Kosovo Specialist Chambers, The Hague
    Kai Ambos is Chair of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Comparative Law and International Criminal Law and also Head of the Department of Foreign and International Criminal Law, Institute of Criminal Law and Justice at the Georg-August-Universitat, Göttingen, Germany (GAU). He is the Director of the GAU's Research Centre for Latin American Criminal Law and Procedure (Centro de Derecho Penal y Proceso Penal Latinoamericano, CEDPAL). He has been a Judge at the Provincial Court (Landgericht) of Göttingen from 2006 to March 2017 until his appointment as judge at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, The Hague; he has been selected as advisor (amicus curiae) to the Colombian Special Jurisdiction for Peace, Bogotá, in December 2017. His main research areas lie in comparative, international and European criminal law and procedure. He has worked extensively in Latin America and Eastern Europe on human rights, drug-related issues and criminal law reforms.

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