Criminal law policy of Latvia in the context of European Union: The treaty of Lisbon
Rıga Stradiņš University, Latvia
The article is devoted to the analysis of the content of EU Treaty of Lisbon, which deals with ensurance of freedom, security and justice in the joint European space. The Treaty of Lisbon describes the attempts of the European Union to ensure a high security level to prevent and fight crime, rasism and xenophobia, to develop particular measures of coordination and cooperation between police and judicial authorities and other competent authorities for their further development, as well as for the mutual recognition of judgements in criminal matters. Correspondingly, the implementation of the requirements of the Treaty of Lisbon identifies the need to form an adequate national criminal law policy in our country as well.
Key words: areas of freedom / security / justice / criminal law policy / border control / asylum and legal policy / cooperation of legal authorities
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