The Ethos of European Criminal Law
The development of EU powers in the field of criminal law has been, and remains to date, a contested enterprise from the perspective of both state sovereignty and the protection of fundamental rights. In looking at the Ethos of European Criminal Law, the presentation will cast light on the main challenges underpinning the evolution of European Criminal Law by examining closely four fundamental questions: the ‘why’ question (why has supranational integration in the field evolved and what are the main legal interests upheld by Europeanisation); the ‘how’ question (how has Europeanisation occurred and what are the forms of governance in European criminal law); the ‘what’ question (what is the content of European criminal law); and the ‘for whom’ question (who is European Criminal Law entitled to address and/or protect). Answers to these questions will lead to an analysis of the Ethos of European Criminal Law placed within the broader EU and domestic constitutional context.
Queen Mary University of London
Professor of European Criminal Law, Head of the Department of Law and Dean for Research (Humanities and Social Sciences)
This event is free and open to all. For further information, please contact the Centre for Ethics at 416 946-6288