Regional Standards on Action against Transnational Organised Crime

Obokata, Tom and Payne, Brian (2016) Regional Standards on Action against Transnational Organised Crime. In: Transnational Organised Crime: A Comparative Analysis. Routledge, pp. 35-53. ISBN 9781138934504

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This Chapter analyses the development of regional standards relating to action against organised crime, with a particular focus on European Union Law. It begins with an analysis of core principles of approximation of national criminal laws and procedures and mutual recognition of judicial decision. It will be shown that the EU and its Member States have been instrumental in promoting these principles. The Chapter continues with the analysis of core obligations established by the relevant legal instruments which mirrors the discussions of the international standards in the previous Chapter. The important international obligations and standards are indeed implemented through European Union Law, thereby demonstrating a degree of synergy among the different levels of governance, although it becomes simultaneously evident that the measures adopted under the European Union Law are more advanced and progressive than those under the UNTOC. Finally, protection and promotion of human rights will be explored. While the EU and its Member States have made some progress in this area, the European Convention of Human Rights 1950 continues to play a significant role in this regard.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Originally published: December 15, 2015
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Brian Payne
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2016 15:17
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:25

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