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...

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....

La Cour de justice de l’Union européenne et l’exigence d’indépendance de la justice

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Table of Contents: I. La question de l’indépendance des juges et des procureurs. – II. L’indépendance comme exigence primordiale pour la coopération judiciaire pénale. – II.1. Une garantie essentielle pour la protection des droits fondamentaux. – II.2. Un gage de confiance mutuelle entre autorités judiciaires. – III. L’indépendance comme exigence...

Towards European Criminal Procedural Law: An Introduction

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Abstract: As European Union competences gradually increase, criminal law is one of the areas of EU law on which most attention is focused. At the heart of this field, criminal procedural law is made particularly interesting by its position at the intersection of two sectors that were traditionally excluded from the European Union...

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...

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...

Waking up Demons: Bad Legislation for an Even Worse Case

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. The legislative initiatives of 2006. – III. The 2018 amendments to the Act on the Institute of National Remembrance. – IV. Submitting the 2018 Act to the Constitutional Tribunal. – V. The amendments in practice. – VI. Amending the amendments. – VII. Judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal. – VIII....

Schengen and Free Movement Law During the First Phase of the Covid-19 Pandemic: Of Symbolism, Law and Politics

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction: border closures as a source of symbolic capital. – II. Reintroduction and termination of internal border controls. – II.1. Legality of the initial suspension of border-free travel. – II.2. Alternatives to systematic internal border controls. – II.3. Return to normality: intergovernmental cooperation. – II.4....

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