The Principle of Mutual Recognition



The chapter deals with the principle of mutual recognition, generally considered to be the key principle of international judicial cooperation within the European Union. The chapter begins with an analysis of this principle, in both its active and passive sense, with a brief overview of its first enunciations in criminal matters (Cardiff European Council of 15 and 16 June 1998, Tampere European Council of 15 and 16 October 1999). The chapter then outlines the functioning and the operating conditions of the principle (order model, grounds of refusal) and its relationship with mutual trust and with legislative harmonisation in the context of the EU law.

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  1. 1.University of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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