The EU and US criminal law as two-tier models (2016:4)


The Lisbon Treaty granted the EU with legislative power in the area of criminal law, which is a development that SIEPS has paid attention to in several previous publications.  In the current report, the author sheds new light on the area by comparing the evolving EU criminal justice law with US federal criminal justice law. By this comparison, a new picture emerges which the author draws upon to learn some new things about EU criminal law.

The publication is in English and is part of the SIEPS research project The Constitutional Development of the European Union.

Maria Kaiafa-Gbandi is Professor of Criminal Law at the Law Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is also director of the Research Institute for Transparency, Corruption and Financial Crime at the same faculty.