The Project Team for the ELI Project on Prevention and Settlement of Conflicts of Exercise of Jurisdiction in Criminal Law held a meeting in Luxembourg on 21 and 22 June. The meeting was convened at the University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance.
The working group has identified three groups of possible regulatory approaches, or normative models, that can be used to prevent conflict of jurisdiction in criminal law. The team is working on three legislative drafts, one under each normative model.
The meeting was attended by the Project Reporters, many members of the Project Team, a representative from the European Commission, a representative of Eurojust and three members of the ELI Advisory Committee. It has been a very productive meeting that will undoubtedly result in drafts that will provide policy makers with clear choices and options to tackle the difficult problem of conflicting criminal jurisdictions.
The aim of the meeting was to discuss and work on the following three drafts:
- A draft directive based on horizontal settlement of conflicts. Under this draft conflicts are settled by agreement consultation between the relevant Member States concerned;
- A draft regulation based on vertical settlement of conflicts. Under this draft conflicts will be settled by a binding decision of Eurojust if the consultation between the Member States lead to no result; and
- A draft instrument regulation based on exclusive, prescriptive territorial jurisdiction in the Area of Freedom, Security and justice. This draft establishes uniform rules for the allocation of the exercise of on territorial jurisdiction in the area of freedom, security and justice.
The results of the Project will be presented at the ELI Annual Conference. You can register to the Conference here.
More information about the project is available here.