Audi Alteram Partem in Criminal Proceedings

Towards a Participatory Understanding of Criminal Justice in Europe and Latin America

  • Stefano┬áRuggeri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Introduction to the Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stefano Ruggeri
      Pages 3-8
  3. Audi Alteram Partem in National Criminal Justice. The Perspective of Domestic Law

  4. Audi Alteram Partem in Transnational Criminal Justice. The Perspective of Domestic Law

  5. Convergences and Divergences in the National Understanding of Participatory Rights in Domestic and Transnational Criminal Justice

  6. Evolution of a Wideranging Participatory Approach to Criminal Justice in International Human Rights Law and EU Law

  7. Developments in International and Supranational Law Towards a Participatory Understanding of Transnational Criminal Justice

About this book


This book analyses current developments in Europe and Latin America towards the greater involvement of the parties in the administration of criminal justice. Focusing on both national criminal proceedings and transnational cases, this study employs a comparative law approach to examine the shift experienced by Italy and Brazil from the long tradition of mixed criminal justice to unprecedented adversarial trends. The identification of common needs and divergences from the national approach to criminal justice paves the way for a subsequent analysis of new solution models emerging from international human rights law and EU law. To a great extent, these developments are due to the increasing impact of international human rights case-law on the criminal justice systems of the countries in question. The book concludes by proposing a set of qualitative requirements for a participatory model of criminal justice.


Audi alteram partem Criminal justice International cooperation Brazil Italy EU law Strasbourg case-law Inter-american case-law

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefano┬áRuggeri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of LawUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54572-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54573-8
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