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European and Transnational Criminal Law Blog

Statue of Lady JusticeThis is a newly established blog dedicated to European and Transnational Criminal Law and is hosted with the support of the Criminal Justice Centre of the School of Law of Queen Mary, University of London.

This blog is unique as it will be the first to deal with legal developments in European Criminal Law; a highly developing field with significant repercussions for the sovereignty of EU Member States. It will also cover transnational criminal law matters more generally.

The growing globalisation of criminal threats requires the proliferation of channels of transnational cooperation, which in turn may pose challenges to human rights and the rule of law. Within this framework, security aspects related to Brexit and the form of international cooperation between the UK and the EU which will be developed in the future, currently scores high on the agenda and raises acute legal issues.

We welcome contributions related to case notes (EU, ECtHR, national case law), legal developments, new legislation or commentaries on contemporary issues.

Students (particularly LLM and PhD students), practitioners and academics are invited to submit their proposals for a blog post. This must be around 1.500 words and include hyperlinks or very limited footnotes.

Please send your proposals to Dr Niovi Vavoula (

General Editor: Dr Niovi Vavoula.

Advisory Committee: Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Dr Saskia Hufnagel and Professor Elspeth Guild.


The European Arrest Warrant after Brexit – The UK’s Wishful Thinking of a Future EU-UK Security Partnership?
10 December 2018

Chad Heimrich, LLM in International Human Rights Law student at QMUL, questions if the ‘pick and choose’ approach can still stand after 29th March 2019 when the UK is due to exit the EU.