This course in European criminal law gives a brief introduction to the institutions of the European Union, and then studies the place of European Union law in criminal matters, its contribution to substantive criminal law and to criminal procedure and the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the protection of fundamental rights in this field. The aim is not to list all the mechanisms deriving from European law, but to get a good understanding of the functioning of the European legal system and its articulation with national criminal legislation.

This course is based on a progressive approach, with additional reading and self-assessment exercises reinforced for each theme, from a simple MCQ to a decision commentary. These different exercises are not graded; the aim is to enable you to develop your legal and linguistic skills for the exam.

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