From the Ground up: The Use of Minimum Rules in EU Procedural Criminal Law and the Question of Member States’ Discretion

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Table of Contents: I. A brief journey to the world of minimum rules. – I.1. The origins of minimum rules. – I.2. The current legal framework. – II. Orchestrating the harmonisation of procedural criminal norms in the EU. – III. Minimum rules and the question of national discretion. – IV. Raising barriers to national discretion. – V. Conclusion....

Misjudging the History at the ICTY: Transitional and Post-Transitional Narratives About Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – I.1. Theoretical framing of transitional, post-transitional justice and strategic narratives. – II. Transitional narrative of genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina. – II.1. Genocide charges for facts occurring in 1992. – II.2. Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Croats: two protected groups targeted by the Serb forces in...

Why Is a Redefinition of the Autonomous Concept of an 'Issuing Judicial Authority' in European Arrest Warrant Proceedings Needed?

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Table of Contents: I. The importance of defining the concept of an “issuing judicial authority". – II.The unclear purpose of modifying the definition of an “issuing judicial authority” in the second draft Framework Decision on the EAW – III. The broad concept of an “issuing judicial authority” in the case law of the Court of Justice. – IV. The...

How Can States Possess History via Memorials?

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Abstract: The story recounted in Budapest in the Shadow of Dictatorships (K. Ungváry, G. Tabajdi, Budapest a Diktatúrák Árnyékában: Titkos Helyszínek, Szibolikus Terek és Emlékhelyek – Budapest in the Shadow of Dictatorship: Secret Places, Symbolic Spaces and Places of Memory, Budapest: Jaffa, 2013) points out how...

Towards a European Right to Claim Innocence?

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Table of Contents: I. EU law and revision. – II. The nature of revision and (Western) European grounds. – II.1. The nature of revision: striking a balance between legal certainty and justice. – II.2. Different approaches on the grounds for revision in (Western) Europe. – III. Harmonisation of criminal revision procedure law. – III.1. Competence for...

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