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Subsidiarity and EU criminal law

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Jacob Öberg

Research subject

I am currently working on a research project on how the subsidiarity principle in EU law can restrain the exercise of EU’s criminal law competences. Within the scope of this study I am examining both the EU’s substantive and procedural criminal law competence. The result of this research is critical to whether the EU legislator to a sufficient degree has taken into account the subsidiarity principle when it has proposed legislation within the field of criminal law.


Legal Diversity, Subsidiarity and the Case for Harmonization of EU Criminal Law’ in R Colson and S Field (eds), EU Criminal Justice and the Challenges of Legal Diversity (Cambridge University Press, 2016, forthcoming)

Subsidiarity and EU Procedural Criminal Law’ (2015) 5 European Criminal Law Review, 19-45



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  • Örebro University