Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters

Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters

This subject develops students' knowledge of the characteristics of the criminal law of the Member States, European Union law. Subject is focused on understanding of the relationship between EU law and national criminal law of the Member States. Student should be able to work with different sources of European Union law and the judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union, EU Council Framework Decision and their analysis. He will understand the legal aspects of the process of cooperation between EU Member States in criminal matters.

Course title: Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters

Number of credits: 4

Study degree: bachelor, master

Language: English

Lecturer: assoc. prof. Libor Klimek

Learning hours: 26 h

Course content:

  • understanding of judicial co-operation in criminal matters
  • models of co-operation – request model, availability model, mutual recognition
  • special focus on the European arrest warrant and the most relevant mutual recognition procedural instruments
  • Schengen co-operation
  • Joint investigation teams
  • institutional dimension – units facilitating and co-ordinating judicial co-operation between Member States of the EU

Learning objectives:

  • understanding of European procedures of judicial co-operation in criminal matters in the EU
  • introduction of contemporary trends of judicial co-operation in criminal matters in the EU
  • understanding of relevant terminology in the field of the course

Methodology: e-learning course (MS Teams and Moodle)