Projects Criminal Law – Prof. Sieber, Head of Department of Criminal Law until 30 November 2019

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  1. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Institute project, Completed

    Gen­er­al Leg­al Prin­ciples of In­ter­na­tion­al Crim­in­al Law on the Crim­in­al Li­ab­il­ity of Lead­ers of Crim­in­al Groups and Net­works

    Project Lead: Jan-Michael Simon, Ulrich Sieber, Hans-Georg Koch

    The leaders of organized offender groups and networks usually act in the background, avoiding any direct participation in criminal activities. This project examines how 43 legal systems handle the accountability and evidentiary problems that typically arise in such cases. In the process, new methodological approaches to comparative criminal law are tested. The goal is to support the development i…

  2. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Institute project, Completed

    Sea Pir­acy Pro­ject

    Project Lead: Anna Petrig LL.M. (Harvard)

  3. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Individual research project, Completed

    Lim­its of the Pro­hib­i­tion Against Tor­ture

    Project Lead: Dr. Linus Sonderegger

    The fight against terrorism and society's need for security know no bounds, not even the prohibition against torture. This study analyzes the actual manifestations of torture and explains where, in a rule-of-law democracy, the limits on the use of force are drawn and whether these limits need to be readjusted in extreme situations.

  4. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Institute project, Completed

    Deal­ing with Dan­ger­ous, Crim­in­ally Re­spons­ible (Re­peat) Of­fend­ers

    Project Lead: Hans-Georg Koch

    Criminal offenders who are very likely to commit serious crimes after serving their punishments constitute a great risk, a threat from which the general public expects to be protected. In a comparative legal study, we addressed the following issues based on an analysis of some 15 legal systems: What special liberty-infringing legal consequences can be imposed on what group of offenders under what…

  5. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Institute project, Completed

    Hand­book of European Crim­in­al Law

    Project Lead: Ulrich Sieber, † Franz-Hermann Brüner European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Prof. Dr. Bernd von Heintschel-Heinegg (Rechtsanwalt Universität Regensburg), Prof. Dr. Helmut Satzger (Universität München), Dr. Harald Weiß (Rechtsanwalt Brüssel)

    The European Union and the Council of Europe meet the new challenges of globalization with rules that strongly influence national criminal law, criminal procedure, and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters. This has led to a confusing body of regulations that has in many cases become inscrutable for lawyers. Hence, the goal of the project is a systematization and presentation of European an…

  6. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed

    Crim­in­al Law and Gacaca

    Project Lead: Nandor Knust

    Systematic, mass violence can be addressed by means of procedures with differing legal forms, including procedures of a national, non-national, or mixed national and non-national nature. This research project examines how the procedures of the UN Rwanda Criminal Court, the Rwandan criminal justice system, and the neo-traditional Gacaca deal with the mass violence experienced in Rwanda and clarifi…

  7. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Individual research project, Completed

    EuroN­EEDS

    Project Lead: Dr. Marianne Wade LL.B.

    In view of current events, the intended legal basis for a European Public Prosecutor as foreseen by the Lisbon Treaty in particular, this project aims to establish the factual needs of practitioners in investigating and prosecuting crimes against the EU's interests and transnational crime facilitated by the EU. To this end, the study examines these in 18 EU member states and candidate countries. …

  8. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Institute project, Completed

    Crim­in­al Law in Re­ac­tion to State Crime

    Project Lead: Ulrich Sieber, Albin Eser, Jörg Arnold

    This project studies the functions and limits of criminal law in the processes of replacing pre-democratic political systems and of coming to terms with the wrongdoing of the old system in transitional or transformation societies. In the final analysis, there is no "best way" of employing the criminal law to deal with the past following political system change. Each individual country’s approach …

  9. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed

    Crim­in­al Copy­right In­fringe­ment Law and its Func­tion­al Al­tern­at­ives for the Pro­tec­tion of Di­git­al Works

    Project Lead: Dr. Chiara Santangelo, Dr. Chiara Santangelo, Dr. Chiara Santangelo

    Against the background of the global spread of product and services piracy in the information society, this project analyzes the question of whether, given the newness and complexity of the problems posed, legal instruments that are more flexible are necessary in order to ensure the continued protection of digital goods. Both criminal copyright law as well as other existing legal and extra-legal …

  10. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed

    Pre­vent­ive De­ten­tion as an In­stru­ment of Coun­terter­ror­ism

    Project Lead: Dr. Tim Nikolas Müller LL.M. Eur., M.Jur. (Oxford)

    In a multitude of legal systems, options for the preventive detention of terror suspects (so-called endangerers) have been expanded or introduced as a reaction to recent terrorist attacks. This study analyzes the existing legal bases in Germany for preventive detention in this context and identifies the limits that the Basic Law and the European Convention on Human Rights impose on the developmen…

  11. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Individual research project, Completed

    Sov­er­eignty and Crim­in­al Law: The Dual Crimin­al­ity Re­quire­ment in In­ter­na­tion­al Mu­tu­al Leg­al As­sist­ance in Crim­in­al Mat­ters

    Project Lead: Dr. Nadja Capus

    Since its beginnings in the 19th century, interstate legal assistance has undergone constant change, a development that accelerated tremendously after World War II, especially in Europe. In the course of these changes, many traditional principles of mutual legal assistance have been abolished, among them the dual criminality requirement. The aim of this project, funded by a Marie Curie Fellowshi…

  12. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed

    In­ter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion of Crim­in­al Law by the United Na­tions Se­cur­ity Coun­cil

    Project Lead: Dr. Julia Macke

    Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the war on terror has accelerated the internationalization of criminal law. A new actor in this process is the United Nations Security Council, which, to an increasing extent, shapes national criminal law through legally binding resolutions. This study seeks to clarify whether the Council, a (highly) political, unrepresentative body with no democratic legi…

  13. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed

    Par­ti­cip­a­tion in a Crim­in­al As­so­ci­ation and Con­spir­acy

    Project Lead: Dr. Almir Maljević LL.M.

    Criminal collectives displaying different structures of association pose serious challenges to traditional criminal law. Responses to some of these challenges can be found in the traditional models of conspiracy and participation in a criminal association. The goal of this project is to identify similarities and differences between the two models, explain how the two approaches are combined in in…

  14. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed

    Re­spons­ib­il­ity and Sanc­tion­ing of Cor­por­a­tions: The Role of Com­pli­ance Meas­ures

    Project Lead: Marc Engelhart

    Cases such as the bribery scandal at Siemens pose the question of the sanctioning of corporations and the necessity of in-house measures for the prevention of criminal activity. This study analyzes the German and US-American law of corporate sanctions, paying special attention to new forms of "regulated self-regulation" (especially the so-called compliance measures). Proposals for the reform of t…

  15. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed

    Re­strict­ing Per­son­al Liberty by means of Ter­ror­ism Le­gis­la­tion in the United King­dom

    Project Lead: Dr. Susanne Forster LL.M.

    As a consequence of the recent terrorist attacks, an increase in the severity of the anti-terror statutes is being discussed in Germany. What is being considered in this country is already, to a certain extent, law in the United Kingdom. This study provides an overview and analysis of British legislation, focusing on the measures that illustrate the ubiquitous conflict between freedom and securit…

  16. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Referatsprojekt, Completed

    Pro­tect­ing Na­tions against Il­leg­al Con­tent in the In­ter­net by means of Block­ing Or­ders

    Project Lead: Ulrich Sieber, Malaika Nolde LL.M.

    Nation-states counter illegal content in the Internet not only by expanding the extraterritorial application of their criminal law but also by attempting to insulate the Net from illegal foreign content. The project demonstrates that this type of blocking order as applied to access providers in a country’s own territory prevents citizens from accessing illegal content in the Internet only to a li…