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New Publication: The Principle of Mutual Trust in EU Criminal Law

  • February 12, 2021

FRC affiliated member, Auke Willems, has published a book entitled The Principle of Mutual Trust in EU Criminal Law.

 

This book develops a conceptual framework of the principle of mutual trust in EU criminal law. Mutual trust is a household term in the EU criminal law vocabulary and is widely regarded to be a prerequisite for a successful application of mutual recognition. But despite its importance, the parameters of the concept are not clear. The book demonstrates that mutual trust is multi-faceted: combining the elements essential to a successful EU criminal law, as part of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.

The book approaches trust from multiple angles. First, a study of social science literature. Second, a meticulous assessment of mutual trust in EU criminal law. Third, a study of trust in US interstate criminal justice cooperation. Finally, the book identifies a comprehensive approach to tackle trust related difficulties in EU criminal law.

This timely book will be of great interest to anyone looking to gain a full picture of this core principle in EU criminal law.