Jean Monnet Network on enforcement of EU law (EULEN)

Criminal law

EU AFSJ Agencies and Bodies as Global Actors in the Fight against Crime: Accountability for Fundamental Rights Violations (by Elmin Omicevic)

To effectively prevent and combat transnational crime, EU agencies and bodies operating within the area of freedom, security and justice (AFSJ) increasingly cooperate with countries outside the EU. Although the performance of external activities undoubtedly boosts their operational efficiency, it may also involve the violation of fundamental rights of individuals. This PhD project examines the…

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The legitimacy of EU competition fines – a structural comparison of European and national criminal investigation mechanisms (by Oliver Jany)

The fines imposed by the Commission have tremendously increased in recent years. Some scholars argue that they have always been or at least become “some sort of criminal law”. However, the extent and scope to which this results in criminal procedural safeguards being applied to the undertakings concerned remains unclear. Thus, I want to analyse…

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Legal implications of predictive enforcement: The use of artificial intelligence and technology in predicting and preventing crime (by Kelly Blount)

Kelly’s PhD research focuses on the evolution of criminal law enforcement. Namely, her research analyzes the legal implications of using technology and artificial intelligence in predicting and preventing crime. The concept of a risk society has been elevated by the injection of technology into criminal law enforcement, further increasing its relevance and in turn, the…

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Advisory Board

The network also has an advisory board with internationally recognised experts in the field of enforcement:

General coordination
Utrecht University, the Netherlands (prof. dr. Michiel Luchtman and dr. Mira Scholten)
Summer School 2022
Utrecht University, the Netherlands (prof. Judith van Erp)
OECD (dr. Florentin Blanc)
EU competition law
The University of Warsaw, Poland
(dr. hab. Maciej Bernatt and dr. Laura Zoboli)

Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
(prof. Federico Ghezzi and prof. Mariateresa Maggiolino)

EU banking and financial services
King’s College London, the United Kingdom
(prof. Alexander H. Türk and dr. Oana Stefan)
Fight against EU financial fraud
The University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
(prof. Katalin Ligeti and mr. Fabio Giuffrida)