Freedom, security and justice within the European Union

Why study the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice? Why learn European Criminal Law? The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice is a specific policy field of the European Union; its study requires a radically different and specific approach. What is the content of these fields of policies and legal...

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Main Author: Karsai Krisztina
Format: Kit collection
Published: 2020
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Online Access:http://eta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/3793
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Summary:Why study the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice? Why learn European Criminal Law? The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice is a specific policy field of the European Union; its study requires a radically different and specific approach. What is the content of these fields of policies and legal branches? European Criminal Law is not among criminal law subjects learnt during legal studies. It is something different. ► Place and role of criminal law within European integration ► Functional connections between national criminal law and European law ► The policy field of the area of freedom, security and justice (harmonization of criminal law and criminal justice; joint combat against transnational crimes, judicial, and police cooperation) ► Protection of the financial interests of the EU by means of criminal law ► Protection of fundamental rights in criminal procedures at an EU level While studying ECL & AFSJ we gain an understanding of legal connections between states in matters of criminal justice; we learn to identify the innovative power of European integration in filling old (’traditional’) gaps of cooperation between states in criminal matters. We also learn how pure European law can affect traditional national criminal law; and we come to understand how EU law in criminal courtrooms emerges and how politicians influence criminal justice issues. For law students, the ability to identify and analyze situations where European law and national criminal law overlap is essential – as it requires special legal approaches for finding solutions. Students of non-legal majors will learn how to differentiate relevant legal and non-legal arguments and implications in a given situation, and how to integrate social and moral issues into decision-making with regard to criminal justice.