Stefano Ruggeri (Ed.)
Liberty and Security in Europe
A comparative analysis of pre-trial precautionary measures in criminal proceedings
1. Edition 2012
Universitätsverlag Osnabrück at V&R unipress
Schriften des Zentrums für Europäische und Internationale Strafrechtsstudien -
Over recent years most of the criminal justice systems in Europe have witnessed a tendency to enhance the role of pre-trial inquiries. Different kinds of pre-trial measures have had a heavy impact on the fundamental rights of individuals involved in criminal procedures.
The book contains a comparative study of four European countries on pre-trial precautionary measures limiting personal liberty. This comparison is part of two general frameworks concerning the ECtHR case-law and the EU legislation in the field of the right to liberty and security. In its two level approach, the book provides a critical guide for understanding the most significant changes which occurred in the area of liberty and security in the pre-trial phases of criminal proceedings as well as the protection systems developed in Europe both at national and supranational level to face the new challenges of the modern criminal investigation.