International Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; General Principles of Criminal Law; Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters; European Criminal Law
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Petrig Anna (2014), Private Sicherheitsunternehmen: Die Schweiz verleiht dem Internationalen Verhaltenskodex grössere Durchsetzbarkeit auf nationaler und internationaler Ebene, in Jusletter
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Petrig Anna (2013), Arrest and Detention of Piracy Suspects at Sea in Light of the Right to Liberty - A Critical Appraisal of the German Courier Decision, in Cataldi Giuseppe, Andreone Gemma, Cinelli Claudia, Bevilacqua Giorgia (ed.), Giannini Editore, Naples, 153-171.
Cassani Ursula, Gless Sabine, Echle Regula, Garibian Sévane, Sager Christian (2013), Chronique de droit pénal suisse dans le domaine international (2012) / Schweizerische Praxis zum Strafrecht im internationalen Umfeld (2012), in Schweizerische Zeitschrift für internationales und europäisches Recht (SZIER)
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Gless Sabine (2013), Grenzüberschreitende Beweissammlung, in Zeitschrift für die gesamte Strafrechtswissenschaft
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Petrig Anna (2013), Human Rights and Counter-Piracy Operations - No Legal Vacuum but Legal Uncertainty, in Mejia Maximo, Kojima Chie, Sawyer Mark (ed.), 31-45.
Gless Sabine, Vervaele John (2013), Law Should Govern - Aspiring General Principles for Transnational Criminal Justice, in Utrecht Law Review
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Petrig Anna (2013), The Expansion of Swiss Criminal Jurisdiction in Light of International Law, in Utrecht Law Review
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Echle Regula (2013), The Passive Personality Principle and the General Principle of Ne Bis In Idem, in Utrecht Law Review
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Petrig Anna (2013), The Use of Force and Firearms by Private Maritime Security Companies Against Suspected Pirates, in International and Comparative Law Quarterly
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Gless Sabine (2013), Transnational Cooperation in Criminal Matters and the Guarantee of a Fair Trial – Approaches to a General Principle, in Utrecht Law Review
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Echle Regula (2013), Victims and Consensual Proceedings – Do Victims have a Right to tell their Stories in Criminal Proceedings?, in University of Warwick School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series
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Gless Sabine (2013), 涉外刑事案件之證據禁止, translation of «Beweisverbote in Fällen mit Auslandsbezug», in Special edition of the Taiwan Judicial
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Gless Sabine, Echle Regula (2012), Opferansprüche mit Konfliktpotential. Hierarchisierung von Jurisdiktionen im Strafrecht, in Niggli Marcel Alexander, Riedo Christof , Queloz Nicolas (ed.), 219-242.
Gless Sabine, Water always finds its way – Discretion and the Concept of Exclusionary Rules in the Swiss Criminal Procedure Code, in Caianello Michele, Hodgson Jackie, Corrado Michael (ed.), Carolina Academic Press, Durham N.C., n/a.
Gless Sabine, Equality of Arms as a General Principle of Fair Trial, in Cheng Kung Law Review
Petrig Anna, Human Rights and Law Enforcement at Sea: Arrest, Detention and Transfers of Piracy Suspects – A Human Rights Analysis
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Petrig Anna, Transfers of Piracy Suspects - A Crucial Element of the Regional Prosecution Strategy in Light of Human Rights Law, in Cinelli Claudia, Vázquez Gómez Eva (ed.), n/a.
During the last few decades important shifts have taken place in the realm of criminal law, broadening its relevance on an international level. A variety of criminal conduct increasingly features an extraterritorial element. Penal actions are thus in many instances no longer confined to one State’s territory, but rather involve a variety of jurisdictions and trigger a transnational enforcement of criminal law. These developments have led to an enhanced interaction between various criminal justice systems and consequently require a raised awareness and understanding of different national rules allowing for cross-border prosecution by national agencies and of the international frameworks for cooperation in criminal matters. Furthermore, and even more important, the shift in approach calls for new solutions regarding the conflicts of interests between those seeking to prevent and repress crime, the individuals alleged to have committed the offenses and the victims of crime.Up to now, public authorities as well as lawmakers have generally reacted on a case-by-case basis. This approach, however, does not allow for more general considerations relating to the good administration of justice and legal certainty. It seems thus necessary to establish guidelines, which solve these conflicts of interests and which strike a balance between public concerns and legitimate individual interests. The project’s goal is to establish general principles for transnational criminal law, which can be engaged to guide decision makers in the process of resolving conflicts of interests arising in instances of cross-border law enforcement. These principles should encompass, inter alia, the principle of legality, the principle of guilt as a prerequisite of criminal liability, fair trial rights and procedural safeguards, an internationalized ne bis in idem principle, judicial control and the right to an effective remedy. They can be deduced from the different fields of transnational criminal law, namely the rules on the applicability of domestic criminal law, the law of mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, European Criminal Law and International Criminal Law stricto sensu, and must also include safeguards based on fundamental and human rights. For the purpose of establishing such general principles for transnational criminal law, Swiss law provides an excellent starting point. Swiss law is an intermixture of different legal traditions. Swiss authorities quite often encounter the challenges of transnational prosecutions, especially in the area of recovery of illegally obtained assets. Moreover, Swiss law also traditionally pays regard to the rights of individuals affected by cross-border law enforcement, for instance, when taking the human rights situation in a foreign country into account before executing a letter rogatory and granting legal remedies to individuals during the process. However, Swiss legislation - like other legal systems - still lacks a coherent doctrine for solving conflicts of interests in the emerging system of international criminal justice. Over time, more jurisdictions can be gradually included into the project in order to establish principles, which reflect a minimum common standard valid transnationally. It is envisaged that these will be drawn from the Western legal hemisphere, from States that share basic common values regarding the administration of criminal justice.