The principle of ne bis in idem in Europe’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

Article by Anne Weyembergh, Inès Armada (2009)

WEYEMBERGH, A., and ARMADA, I., “The principle of ne bis in idem in Europe’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice”, in Research Handbook on EU Criminal law (Ed. Mitsilegas, V., Bergström, M., and Konstadinides, T.), Edward Elgar Publishing, UK, 2009, pp. 189-209.

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