Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorTheodoros Papakyriakou
Course ID100001717

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

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID

Class Schedule

HallΕξ αποστάσεως (900)
CalendarΔευτέρα 20:00 έως 22:00
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
The course has no formal prerequisites. In order for the participants to be able to understand better the structure of many complicated problems it is strongly recommended that they have already attended the courses Criminal Law - General part, Criminal Procedure and European Union Law.
Learning Outcomes
The course aims to -make the students familiar with the main doctrinal issues and the key legal texts of the EU criminal law -to develop the ability of the students to distinguish the different ways and forms of influence of the EU (criminal) law on national criminal law in the context of practical issues dealt with by the courts. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: -have a systematic knowledge of the basic texts of both the primary and secondary EU law relating to criminal law -understand the relations between the EU (criminal) law and the national criminal law and the main interpretative methods for solving problems arising by the co-existence of both systems -understand examples of case-law in relation to the implementation of the EU criminal law in practice.
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. Definition, historical development and contemporary sources of EU criminal law II. The liberal guarantees of EU criminal law - General principles recognised by the jurisprudence of the ECJ, the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the ECHR III. The influence of EU Law on national substantive criminal law: (1) Primary and secondary EU Law as a restriction on national criminal law (2) References to EU Law in national criminal law provisions (3) Interpretation of national criminal law in the light of EU Law IV. The EU competence to enact criminal law in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: (1) the available legal tools (2) the competence to enact substantive criminal rules (3) the competence to enact criminal procedural rules V. Selective presentation of key EU legal texts on substantive criminal law VI. The principle of mutual recognition as the cornerstone of judicial cooperation in the EU - EU legal instruments implementing the principle (European arrest warrant etc.) VII. Institutions of criminal law enforcement within the EU: Europol, Eurojust, OLAF, European Public Prosecutor VIII. The ne in idem principle in the EU
Criminal Law, EU-Law
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
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)
Additional bibliography for study
Ενόψει της διδασκαλίας του μαθήματος στα γερμανικά προτείνονται, μεταξύ άλλων, τα ακόλουθα συγγράμματα από τη γερμανόφωνη βιβλιογραφία: Ambos, Kai: Internationales Strafrecht: Strafanwendungsrecht, Völkerstrafrecht, Europäisches Strafrecht, Rechtshilfe, 3. Aufl., München 2011. Böse, Martin: Internationales und Europäisches Strafrecht, München 2014. Esser, Robert: Europäisches und Internationales Strafrecht, München 2013. Hecker, Bernd: Europäisches Strafrecht, 4. Aufl., Berlin-Heidelberg 2012. Satzger, Helmult: Internationales und europäisches Strafrecht: Strafanwendungsrecht, europäisches Straf- und Strafverfahrensrecht, Völkerstrafrecht, 6. Aufl., Baden-Baden 2013. Παραπέρα βιβλιογραφία καθώς και βοηθητικό υλικό (διαγράμματα παραδόσεων, πρακτικά παραδόσεων, αποφάσεις νομολογίας, φροντιστηριακές ασκήσεις, σεμιναριακό υλικό) παρέχεται κατά τη διάρκεια των μαθημάτων από τον διδάσκοντα / διδάσκουσα ή αναρτάται στο e-learning.
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