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Leiden Institute of Criminal Law & Criminology, 26-27 June 2017
Venue: Law Faculty, Kamerlingh Onnes Building, Steenschuur 25 Leiden

This interdisciplinary conference, to be held on 26-27 June 2017, will bring together lawyers interested in EU law and criminal law, criminologists, political scientists, and philosophers to jointly reflect on the development of the EU's criminal policy.

 

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This interdisciplinary conference, to be held on 26-27 June 2017, will bring together lawyers interested in EU law and criminal law, criminologists, political scientists, and philosophers to jointly reflect on the development of the EU's criminal policy.

European Union integration has had serious implications for the Member States. Even a Member State’s previously unquestioned competence to define criminal offences and the applicable criminal sanctions is no longer a question outside the influence of EU law. The EU Treaties envisage broad competences for the EU to enact legislation in several areas of crime, such as human trafficking, organised crime, terrorism, EU-fraud, etc. It is presumed that EU-level criminal legislation is an effective method to prevent and tackle specific forms of crime. As ten years have elapsed since the adoption of the current legal framework, the time is ripe to evaluate the EU's initiatives in the field of EU criminal law and to discuss the challenges ahead.