Handbook of European Criminal Procedure

  • Roberto E. Kostoris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Sources of Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roberto E. Kostoris
      Pages 3-63
  3. Fundamental Rights

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Roberto E. Kostoris
      Pages 67-98
    3. Antonio Balsamo
      Pages 99-170
  4. Police Cooperation and Judicial Cooperation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Anne Weyembergh
      Pages 173-199
    3. Gaetano De Amicis, Roberto E. Kostoris
      Pages 201-247
    4. Gaetano De Amicis
      Pages 249-278
  5. Mutual Recognition, Harmonization and Traditional Intergovernmental Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. John R. Spencer
      Pages 281-295
    3. Marta Bargis
      Pages 297-352
    4. Marcello Daniele, Ersilia Calvanese
      Pages 353-391
    5. Pier Paolo Paulesu
      Pages 393-421
    6. Pier Paolo Paulesu
      Pages 423-431
    7. Ersilia Calvanese
      Pages 433-445

About this book


This volume analyses criminal procedural issues from a European perspective, considering both EU law and ECHR law. As such, it differs from previous works, which, on the one hand, generally focus only on EU law, and, on the other, address both procedural and substantial aspects, as a result of which the former are often compressed and not sufficiently developed. On the contrary, criminal procedural matters in the European context have now reached a level of complexity, but also of maturity, that shows the features of a great design, which, even if not yet defined in all its aspects, appears sufficiently articulated to deserve to be explained in a systematic way.

The book, which offers a guidance for practitioners, academics and students alike, covers a broad range of topics: from the complex system of the sources of law to the multilevel protection of fundamental rights; from vertical and horizontal judicial and police cooperation to the instruments of mutual recognition, primarily the European Arrest Warrant; but also the European Investigation Order, the execution of confiscation orders, the ne bis in idem principle, the conflicts of jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgements. The book also reflects the latest regulation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. 

Roberto E. Kostoris is a Professor of Criminal Procedure at the University of Padua and Director of the PhD School of Law. He is a well-known expert of European criminal justice. He is author of more than two hundred publications and has taught at several foreign Universities. He is the founder and Editor in Chief of the book series “Comparative, European and International Criminal Justice”. He has received an Honorary Degree from the West University of Timisoara and is an Honorary Professor of the Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck. 


Criminal procedure European law Criminal law Human rights Cooperation in criminal matters

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto E. Kostoris
    • 1
  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72461-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72462-1
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