Open lecture on “Judicial cooperation in criminal matters” | March 14th
When we speak of forms of judicial cooperation in criminal matters, we must distinguish two strands: the operational plan, which includes the instruments that favor and make possible the criminal process with foreign element and the harmonization plan, which consists in the formulation of common approaches of criminal rules of both procedural and substantive nature. Given the impossibility of progressing from the point of view of harmonization, the European institutions have focused all their efforts on the creation within the Schengen area of cooperation mechanisms based on the principle of mutual recognition. We will analyze some of them, such as the European arrest and surrender order.
Pedro Freitas | Flávia Loureiro
DHCII – Interdisciplinary Research Center for Human Rights
JusGov – Research Center for Justice and Governance