The Needed Balances in EU Criminal Law

Past, Present and Future


The Needed Balances in EU Criminal Law Past, Present and Future

This important volume provides an up-to-date overview of the main questions currently
discussed in the field of EU criminal law. It makes a stimulating addition to literature in the
field, while offering its own distinctive features. It takes a four-part approach: firstly, it
addresses issues of a constitutional nature, such as the EU competence in the field of
criminal law, the importance of the principle of subsidiarity and the role played by the
different EU institutions. Secondly, it looks at issues linked to the quest of the right balance
between diversity and unity, and focuses in particular on the special relationship between
approximation and mutual recognition. Thirdly, it focuses on the balance between security
and freedom, or, in other words, between the shield and sword functions of EU criminal
law. Special attention is given here to transatlantic cooperation, data protection, terrorism,
the European Arrest Warrant and the European Investigation Order. Finally, it examines
the importance of balanced relations between criminal justice actors.

Type Book
Language Eng
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