School of Law

QLLM101 EU Criminal Law (Sem 2) (Not running 2018-19)

Module Description

  • Criminal law in the internal market: penalties, sanctions, prohibitions
  • The harmonization of criminal offences in the EU
  • The principle of mutual recognition in criminal matters (the European Arrest Warrant and other developments)
  • The development of EU rules on criminal procedure and the rights of the defendant
  • The development of EU criminal law principles (such as ne bis in idem and the presumption of innocence)
  • Police co-operation in the EU and the role of Europol
  • EU measures against money laundering, organized crime and terrorism
  • The development of operational co-operation in criminal matters – issues of legitimacy, democratic control and accountability
  • The evaluation and implementation of EU action in Justice and Home Affairs
  • The external dimension of EU action in criminal matters, focusing in particular on relations with the USA;

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in European Law
  • LLM in Human Rights Law
  • Laws (General)
  • LLM Flexible Study.

Mode of Assessment 

2 hour 15 minute written examination paper


22.5 Credits