European Criminal Law

An Integrative Approach (Second Edition)

By Andre Klip

European criminal law is a multi-level field of law in which the European Union has a normative influence on substantive criminal law, criminal procedure, and the co-operation between Member States. This book describes the contours of the emerging criminal justice system of the EU, and it presents a coherent picture of the legislation enacted and the case law on the EU level and its influence on national criminal law and criminal procedure. What does mutual recognition mean in the context of the European Arrest Warrant? How can EU law be invoked by an accused? When is the Charter of Fundamental Freedoms applicable in national criminal proceedings? These and other pertinent questions are dealt with on the basis of an in-depth analysis of the case law of the Court of Justice, as well as legislation. In addition, the book challenges the reader to assess the mutual (and sometimes conflicting) influence of EU law and national criminal law respectively, explaining how EU law will usually prevail even though national criminal law still remains relevant. Written for practitioners, academics, and students, the book covers a wealth of court decisions and legal instruments, making it an invaluable source for every lawyer. This second updated and extended edition covers all recent developments since the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009. (Series: Ius Communitatis - Vol. 2)

600 pages

Publication Date: 1/20/2012
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781780680019