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QLLM101 EU Criminal Law (Sem 2)

Module Description

  • Criminal law in the internal market: penalties, sanctions, prohibitions
  • The harmonization of criminal offences in the EU
  • The principle of mutual recognition in criminal matters (the European Arrest Warrant and other developments)
  • The development of EU rules on criminal procedure and the rights of the defendant
  • The development of EU criminal law principles (such as ne bis in idem and the presumption of innocence)
  • Police co-operation in the EU and the role of Europol
  • EU measures against money laundering, organized crime and terrorism
  • The development of operational co-operation in criminal matters – issues of legitimacy, democratic control and accountability
  • The evaluation and implementation of EU action in Justice and Home Affairs
  • The external dimension of EU action in criminal matters, focusing in particular on relations with the USA;

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment 

2 hour 15 minute written examination paper

Credits

22.5 Credits

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