Union Regulatory Criminal Law Competence after Lisbon Treaty

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Abstract

This chapter analyses the scope of the Union’s regulatory criminal law competence subsequent to the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. The chapter is primarily focused on examining what legal limitations that can be imposed on the Union’s competence to impose criminal penalties under the new legal basis in Article 83(2) TFEU. In particular, the chapter examines in detail whether criminal sanctions are “essential” for the effective implementation of Union policies. In this regard, it is analysed what standard that the ECJ should adopt in relation to judicial review of EU criminal law enactments. The chapter will as a case study discuss whether criminal sanctions are “essential” for effective implementation of Union competition policies. In this regard it will be considered whether criminal sanctions are suitable and necessary for the effective implementation of Union competition policies. Finally, the chapter discusses the procedural requirements for adopting criminal law legislation. In particular it is analysed how much harmonisation is needed for the adoption of Union criminal law legislation and whether the Union need to adopt a prior harmonisation measure in order to enact criminal law measures on the basis of Article 83(2) TFEU. It is a reprinted form of the article that appeared in European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice in 2011.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Juridik

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  • EU-rätt, Straffrätt
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationCrime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice in Europe
RedaktörerHans Jörg Albrecht, Andre Klip
FörlagBrill Academic Publishers
Sidor297-326
Antal sidor30
ISBN (tryckt)978-90-04-25078-9
StatusPublished - 2013 feb 6
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa