White paper on exchanges of information on convictions and the effect of such convictions in the European Union (adopted January 2005 )






International Justice



The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

The ne bis in idem rule

Justice and Home Affairs (JHA)

Criminal matters-judicial cooperation

Council Framework Decision of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between Member States

Proposal for a Council framework decision on certain procedural rights in criminal proceedings throughout the European Union 28/04/2004. COM(2004) 328 final.

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  • Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on the European Evidence Warrant for obtaining objects, documents and data for use in proceedings in criminal matters /* COM/2003/0688 final - CNS 2003/0270 */