An Exercise in Effectiveness?
Posted: 21 Oct 2009
Date Written: November 20, 2006
The effectiveness of EC law is a celebrated and highly prestigious notion. Yet recently the effectiveness concept has taken new routes with considerable constitutional dimensions in sight. This paper tries to analyse what such a novel trend means- and could mean for the phenomenon of European criminal law at both the EC- and EU level; by conceptualizing effectiveness in the context of, in particular, art 5 (1) EC and the principle of attributed competences.
Keywords: EC law, European criminal law, Competence, effectiveness, legitimacy
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