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

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

    An In­ter­na­tion­al Com­par­at­ive Study of Com­puter Crime Laws

    Project Lead: Ulrich Sieber

    As part of this project, existing laws on computer offenses will be examined in comparative fashion. The goal is to identify the current state of international and national computer crime legislation, examine best practices and alternative strategies, and clarify issues of legal harmonization.

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

    Re­think­ing European Crim­in­al Justice

    Project Lead: Ulrich Sieber

    The central challenge in creating a European Area of Freedom, Security and Justice is the co-ordination of the different European criminal justice systems. This is necessary because criminals operating internationally cannot be prosecuted successfully using national criminal justice systems the validity of whose decisions is territorially limited. Instead a co-ordinated prosecution system with ju…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Expert Opinion, Referatsprojekt, Completed

    Cy­berter­ror­ism and Har­mon­iz­a­tion of Crim­in­al Pro­sec­u­tion

    Project Lead: Ulrich Sieber, Dr. Phillip Brunst

    Imminent terrorist attacks via the Internet are frequently entitled "Electronic Pearl Harbor" or "Digital Waterloo." Until now, however, very few if any actual attacks have been registered. On behalf of the Council of Europe, this project examines both the opportunities and options that the Internet in fact offers terrorists as well as the currently existing international legal instruments for fi…

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

    Ex­tra­ter­rit­ori­al Pro­sec­u­tion of Cy­ber­crime

    Project Lead: Ulrich Sieber, Prof. Dr. Bert-Jaap Koops (Universität Tilburg)

    Cybercrime is a prototype of transnational crime. Hence, legislative responses to offenses in global data networks demonstrate quite clearly the attempts of nation states to overcome national boundaries through extraterritorial expansion of criminal law. This project reveals the limits of this approach: it is successful only in limited areas and specific cases and does not lead to a generally app…

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

    Les chemins de l'har­mon­isa­tion pénale

    Project Lead: Prof. Dr. Mireille Delmas-Marty (Paris), Prof. Dr. Mark Pieth (Basel), Ulrich Sieber

    Globalization leads to increasing harmonization of national criminal law systems. This development takes different paths in the various areas of law. To research these processes, this joint international project involving 13 researchers examines for the first time the actors, forces, processes, and models of international harmonization of criminal law in order to formulate theories based on a det…

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

    Im­ple­ment­a­tion of the Frame­work De­cision on the European Ar­rest War­rant in the Mem­ber States of the European Uni­on

    Project Lead: Ulrich Sieber, Dr. Peggy Pfützner LL.M.

    Organized by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, this project analyzed in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute the implementation of the EU Framework Decision on the European arrest warrant in all Member States of the EU. The Max Planck Institute prepared the German country report and thereby had early access to the entire database, which was subsequently published as an electronic information sys…

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

    Sea Pir­acy Pro­ject

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

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

    Re­fer­ral Prac­tice of Cases from In­ter­na­tion­al to Na­tion­al Justice Mech­an­isms

    Project Lead: Dr. Jennifer Schuetze-Reymann

    A crucial component of the UN Security Council Completion Strategy, the ICTY and ICTR referral practice to national courts concretely illustrates various legal challenges that arise from pluralistic accountability mechanisms. By analyzing legal problems highlighted by this practice, identifying possible root causes, and formulating potential solutions that may also be relevant for the ICC, this p…

  11. 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.

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

    Lim­its of Crim­in­al Law in Ter­ror­ism Le­gis­la­tion

    Project Lead: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ulrich Sieber

    In many Western countries, the unprecedented global terrorism has led to an extensive expansion of the criminal law dealing with remote forms of risk, a development that poses new questions about the constitutional limits of criminal law. This project analyzes and compares the criteria currently discussed in Germany and England to limit the scope of criminal law in relation to anti-terror legisla…