OLAF at the Crossroads

Author: Constantin Stefanou
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847316670
Format: PDF
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The authors offer many insights into the regulatory, operational and institutional opportunities and challenges for OLAF, the European Commission's Anti-Fraud Office. Since OLAF was set up in 1999, significant changes in its functional environment have taken place including in EU criminal law and especially in mutual assistance and substantive criminal law; the reconstruction of Eurojust and Europol through recent Regulations and Memoranda of Cooperation; and the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty.The authors advance the view that OLAF's current legal framework must address these issues adequately.The approach they take is multi-disciplinary. OLAF is examined here through the prisms of EU politics and national, European and (to some extent) comparative law, focusing not only on the identification of current problems in regulation and procedure but also on its positioning within the context of European integration. Operational issues are then extensively discussed, making this a book for practitioners as well as policy makers and academics.The book addresses the theoretical and practical aspects of anti-fraud actions within both criminal and civil aspects of public law. Although OLAF works within an incomplete EU legal framework and with varying cooperation by national authorities, its staff have devised mechanisms that address some of these issues. Nevertheless, rules covering procedural and operational issues will need to be safeguarded within future legislation.

The Defendant in International Criminal Proceedings

Author: Björn Elberling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847319963
Format: PDF
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It is often said that criminal procedure should ensure that the defendant is a subject, not just an object, of proceedings. This book asks to what extent this can be said to be true of international criminal trials. The first part of the book aims to find out the extent to which defendants before international criminal courts are able to take an active part in their trials. It takes an in-depth look at the procedural regimes of international courts, viewed against a benchmark provided by national provisions representing the main traditions of criminal procedure and by international human rights law. The results of this comparative endeavour are then used to shed light, from a practical point of view, on the oft-debated question whether (international) criminal trials should be used as a tool for writing history or whether, as claimed by Martti Koskenniemi, pursuing this goal leads to a danger of "show trials†?.

The Emergence of EU Criminal Law

Author: Sarah Summers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782254668
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Criminal law can no longer be neatly categorised as the product and responsibility of domestic law. That this is true is emphasised by the ever-increasing amount of legislation stemming from the European Union (EU) which impacts, both directly and indirectly, on the criminal law. The involvement of the EU institutions in the substantive criminal laws of its Member States is of considerable legal and political significance. This book deals with the emerging EU framework for creating, harmonising and ensuring the application of EU criminal law. This book aims to highlight some of the consequences of EU involvement in the criminal law by examining the provisions which have been adopted in the field of information and communications technology. It provides an overview of the criminal law competence of the EU and evaluates the impact of these developments on the criminal laws of the Member States. It then goes on to consider the EU legislation which requires Member States to regulate matters such as data protection, e-security, intellectual property and various types of illegal content through the criminal law is analysed. In the course of this evaluation, particular consideration is given to issues such as the basis on which the EU institutions establish the need for criminal sanctions, the liability of service providers and the extent to which the Member States have adhered to, or departed from, the legislation in the course of implementation.

Das Europ ische Insiderhandelsverbot

Author: Gregor Bachmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110282631
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Am 2. Juli 2014 ist die EU-Marktmissbrauchsverordnung in Kraft getreten. Sie enthält - neben dem namengebenden Marktmissbrauchsverbot - das Verbot von Insidergeschäften auf dem europäischen Kapitalmarkt. In kritischen Punkten einigte man sich darauf, die Leitaussagen der bisherigen EuGH-Judikatur in den Verordnungstext zu übernehmen. Diese bilden damit einen wichtigen Fixpunkt im neuen europäischen Insiderrecht. Der Autor analysiert die einschlägige EuGH-Rechtsprechung und zeigt, dass wesentliches Element des Insiderhandelsverbots der unverdiente Sondervorteil ist. Daraus zieht er Konsequenzen für die Auslegung und Fortbildung des Verbots. Erweiterte und aktualisierte Fassung eines Vortrages, gehalten am 20. Juni 2012 vor der Juristischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin.

Wirtschafts und Organisierte Kriminalit t

Author: Karlhans Liebl
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365813142X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dieses Buch erklärt, was man unter Wirtschafts - und Organisierter Kriminalität versteht und welche Deliktstrukturen sich dahinter verbergen. Der Autor Karlhans Liebl stellt die gegenwärtige Situation der Wirtschafts- und Organisierten Kriminalität in Deutschland umfassend dar und greift dabei auch Bezüge zum Ausland auf.