Human Rights in European Criminal Law

New Developments in European Legislation and Case Law after the Lisbon Treaty

  • Stefano Ruggeri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Developments in European and Domestic Case Law in Criminal Matters

  3. Defence and Language Rights in Criminal Procedures

  4. Mutual Recognition and Fundamental Rights: The Protection of the Right to Freedom and the Collection of Overseas Evidence

  5. Transnational Organised Crime and the Protection of Victims’ Rights in Criminal Proceedings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
  6. Developments in European Criminal Procedure Law and Their Influence on Domestic Legal Systems: The Italian Perspective

About this book


This book deals with human rights in European criminal law after the Lisbon Treaty. Doubtless the Lisbon Treaty has constituted a milestone in the development of European criminal justice. Not only has the reform following the Treaty given binding force to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, but furthermore it has paved the way for unprecedented forms of supranational legislation. In this scenario, the enforcement of individual rights in criminal matters has become a core goal of EU legislation. Alongside these developments, new interactions between national and supranational jurisprudences have emerged, which have significantly contributed to a human rights-oriented approach to European criminal law. The book analyses the main developments of this complex phenomenon from an interdisciplinary perspective. Criminal and procedural law, constitutional law and comparative law must thus be combined to achieve a full understanding of these developments and of their impact on national law.


EU police and judicial cooperation European Convention on human rights European criminal law Human rights criminal inquiries

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Ruggeri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of LawUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

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