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030199 KU Course: "European Criminal Law" (2020S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 09.03. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM52 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 5.OG
Monday 09.03. 13:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Tuesday 10.03. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM52 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 5.OG
Tuesday 10.03. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SEM62 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Wednesday 11.03. 08:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM52 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 5.OG
Wednesday 11.03. 13:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course begins with a short introduction to the evolution of the Unions institutional foundations and history. The Schengen System, the emergence of mutual recognition as an alternative to harmonization, the limitations inherent in EU counter-crime policies and the changes brought about by the Maastricht Treaty (Pillar System), the Amsterdam Treaty (Framework decisions) and the introduction of the Treaty of Lisbon (legal basis for a European Public Prosecutor’s Office).
Next the foundations of judicial cooperation in criminal matters will be outlined, with a comparative look at the traditional forms legal assistance. Thereby we take a closer look at the European Arrest Warrant and the European Investigation Order.
Lastly, the most relevant European Institutions in the field will be introduced: Europol, OLAF, Eurojust, the EJN and the future EPPO.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum Requirement

The course requires prior knowledge in European Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law.
Compulsory attendance of the course will be monitored with list of signature.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Your note is thus composed:
- attendance
- participation
- short presentation of a topic during the course.

A list with the topics will be given to the participating students in advance.

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

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