Checking date: 25/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Jurisdiction and international cooperation
Master in Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law (Plan: 450 - Estudio: 275)

Coordinating teacher: FIODOROVA , ANNA

Department assigned to the subject: Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
International Public Law Penal Procedure Law
The aim of the course is to teach how to distinguish the different instruments of international police and judicial cooperation existing in each material and territorial framework, according to their regulation, purpose and requirements, identifying the main practical problems to which they may have given rise and the level of effectiveness achieved through them.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. STATE, EXTRATERRITORIAL AND UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION, INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL ORGANISATIONS: 1.1. Jurisdiction and legal cooperation 1.2. Universal Jurisdiction and International Criminal Court 1.3. International and regional organisations: their role in legal cooperation 2. LEGAL COOPERATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION: 2.1. History, legal basis, entities 2.2. Mechanisms of judicial and police cooperation - Principles of the legal cooperation and their practical implementation: mutual assistance, mutual recognition and information availability - European criminal procedure: warranties of accused and victims 3. LEGAL COOPERATION OF LATIN AMERICA: 3.1. History, legal basis. 3.2. Mechanisms of judicial and police cooperation: - Within America - Between Latin America and Iberian Peninsula - Between Latin America and the European Union
Learning activities and methodology
ACTIVITIES AND METHODOLOGY: - Classes of theory - explanation of all concepts necessary for the subject, uploading all necessary materials and bibliography in virtual Aula Global. - Classes of practices - case study (analysis and resolution) - Mixed classes - analysis of case-law, seminars with practitioners; - Team work - debates about peculiar aspects of the subject matter; - Individual work - preparation to classes of practice, elaboration of research paper. TUTORSHIPS: Weekly time schedule is provided in virtual Aula Global. Additionally, doubts can be resolved by e-mail.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • 2011 S. Peers. Mission accomplished? EU Justice and Home Affairs law after the Treaty of Lisbon. Common Market Law Review 48, 3. 2011
  • 2016 S. Peers. EU justice and home affairs law. Oxford. 2016
  • 2018: Ambos, K. . European Criminal Law. Cambridge University Press.
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • 2010: Jimeno Bulnes, Maria Del Mar. Towards common standards on rights of suspected and accused persons in criminal proceedings in the EU?. Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS) .
  • 2016: Mitsilegas, V. . EU Criminal Law After Lisbon Rights, Trust and the Transformation of Justice in Europe. Bloomsbury Publishing.
  • 2016: Mitsilegas, v. (dir.). Research Handbook on EU Criminal Law. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • 2017: Mitsilegas, V., Giuffrida, F.. The Role of EU Agencies in Fighting Transnational Environmental Crime New Challenges for Eurojust and Europol. Brill.
  • 2018: Anna Fiodorova . Information Exchange and EU Law Enforcement. Routledge: Oxford.
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Detailed subject contents or complementary information about assessment system of B.T.
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