Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorMaria Kaiafa-Gbandi
Course ID100001594

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 49
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationLimited Elective Courses in Special Topics844

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID

Class Schedule

HallΕξ αποστάσεως (900)
CalendarΤετάρτη 16:00 έως 18:00
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
The course has no formal prerequisites. In order for the participants to be able to understand better the structure of the taught crimes and related theoretical issues of general nature (e.g. attempt, participation, grounds of justification or excuse) it is recommended that they have already got familiar with basic concepts and doctrinal structures of Criminal Law by attending the courses Criminal law – general part, Criminal procedure law and European Union Law.
Learning Outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic legal texts of the European Union criminal law but also with the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights that directly concern criminal law. In addition, to sharpen their ability to distinguish the ways and forms of influence of EU criminal law on national criminal law in resolving practical issues raised by the judicial act, but also to examine the degree of assimilation of the case law of the ECHR by the Greek criminal courts
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
I. European criminal law in the framework of the Council of Europe and the European Union - The composition after the accession of the EU to the ECHR. II. ECHR and criminal law: Basic choices from the case law of the ECHR in the field of substantive and procedural criminal law. III. The development of criminal law within the EU: 1. The institutional framework of the Lisbon Treaty for the development of EU criminal law and fundamental principles of criminal repression. 2. European bodies of criminal repression. 3. The modern development of EU criminal law and its impact on our national legal order: A. The harmonization of substantive criminal law in the example of key axes of EU intervention in the areas of: a) terrorism and organized crime b) financial insults c) corruption in the public and private sectors d) attacks on the euro e) attacks on the environment and f) attacks on information systems. B. The overriding role of the principle of mutual recognition of judgments and orders in EU criminal procedure law and the harmonization of procedural rules - The main examples: a) the European arrest warrant b) the European search warrant c) the rights of suspects (suspects) the right to information, translation, access to a lawyer). A. EU criminal Law I. Definition, historical development and contemporary sources of EU criminal law II. The liberal guarantees of EU criminal law III. The influence of EU Law on national substantive criminal law IV. The EU competence to enact criminal law V. Selective presentation of key EU legal texts on substantive and procedural criminal law VI. Institutions of criminal law enforcement within the EU: Europol, Eurojust, OLAF, European Public Prosecutor Β. Criminal Law of the European Convention of Human Rights Ι. Impact of ECHR on Greek Criminal Law ΙΙ. Criminal material of ECHR (articles 1-10 ECHR) a. respecting human rights (article 1) b. the right to life (article 2) c. prohibition of torture (article 3) d. protection from slavery and forced labour (article 4) e. personal liberty and security (article 5) f. the right to a fair trial (article 6) g. No punishment without law (article 7) h. protecting private and family life (article 8) i. freedom of thought, conscience and religion (article 9) j. freedom of expression (article 10)
EU criminal Law, procedural criminal law, Institutions of criminal law enforcement within the EU, ECHR
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of e-learning
Course Organization
Reading Assigment451.8
Written assigments261.0
Student Assessment
The evaluation of the students is based on the examination process (written and oral) at the end of the semester as well as (auxiliary-supporting) on ​​their (voluntary) participation in the writing of theses. To ensure transparency in the evaluation of their performance, a predefined detailed score is used for each individual problem that is set to be solved in the exams. To enhance the above transparency, students are encouraged to come after the exams either in group or individual meetings with the teacher in order to see their writing and receive detailed explanations of both the way they had to answer and the way rated.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Στοιχεία ενωσιακού ποινικού δικαίου, Καϊάφα - Γκμπάντι Μαρία, Παπακυριάκου Θεόδωρος, Έκδοση: 2η/2019, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 86197227
Additional bibliography for study
Παραπέρα βιβλιογραφία καθώς και βοηθητικό υλικό (διαγράμματα παραδόσεων, πρακτικά παραδόσεων, αποφάσεις νομολογίας, φροντιστηριακές ασκήσεις, σεμιναρι-ακό υλικό) παρέχεται κατά τη διάρκεια των μαθημάτων από τον διδάσκοντα / διδάσκουσα ή αναρτάται στο blackboard.
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