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LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE
Course unit
EUROPEAN AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW
GIP4063907, A.A. 2014/15

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Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE (Ord. 2014)
GI0270, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2014/15
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Degree course track GENERICO - SEDE DI TREVISO [999TV]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination EUROPEAN AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW
Website of the academic structure http://www.giurisprudenza.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Public, International and Community Law
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch TREVISO
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge RICCARDO BORSARI IUS/17
Other lecturers SILVIO RIONDATO IUS/17

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
GIP4063907 EUROPEAN AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW RICCARDO BORSARI GI0270

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines IUS/17 Criminal Law 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year Student choice
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2015
End of activities 09/06/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 A.A. 2019/20 sede di Treviso 29/10/2019 30/09/2020 ALAGNA ROCCO (Presidente)
FERRATO ALICE (Membro Effettivo)
ZAMBUSI ANGELO (Membro Effettivo)
BALDELLI NICCOLO' (Supplente)
SILVA CHIARA (Supplente)
9 A.A. 2019/20 sede di Treviso 01/10/2019 28/10/2019 ALAGNA ROCCO (Presidente)
FERRATO ALICE (Membro Effettivo)
ZAMBUSI ANGELO (Membro Effettivo)
SILVA CHIARA (Supplente)
8 A.A. 2018/19 sede di Treviso 31/10/2018 30/09/2019 ALAGNA ROCCO (Presidente)
FERRATO ALICE (Membro Effettivo)
ZAMBUSI ANGELO (Membro Effettivo)
SILVA CHIARA (Supplente)
7 A.A. 2017/18 sede di Treviso 02/10/2017 30/09/2018 ALAGNA ROCCO (Presidente)
BORSARI RICCARDO (Membro Effettivo)
PROVOLO DEBORA (Membro Effettivo)
SILVA CHIARA (Supplente)
6 A.A. 2016/17 sede di Treviso 03/10/2016 30/09/2017 ALAGNA ROCCO (Presidente)
BORSARI RICCARDO (Membro Effettivo)
PROVOLO DEBORA (Membro Effettivo)
SILVA CHIARA (Supplente)
5 A.A. 2015/16 sede di Treviso 01/10/2015 27/02/2016 BORSARI RICCARDO (Presidente)
ALAGNA ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
PASCULLI LORENZO (Membro Effettivo)
PROVOLO DEBORA (Supplente)
4 A.A. 2015/16 sede di Treviso 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 ALAGNA ROCCO (Presidente)
BORSARI RICCARDO (Membro Effettivo)
PROVOLO DEBORA (Membro Effettivo)
3 A.A. 2014/15 sede di Treviso 30/03/2015 30/09/2015 BORSARI RICCARDO (Presidente)
ALAGNA ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
PASCULLI LORENZO (Membro Effettivo)
PROVOLO DEBORA (Supplente)
2 A.A. 2014/15 sede di Treviso 21/10/2014 29/03/2015 RIONDATO SILVIO (Presidente)
ALAGNA ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
BORSARI RICCARDO (Membro Effettivo)
BELTRAME ANNAMARIA (Supplente)
CADAMURO ELENA (Supplente)
CANDIOTTO CHIARA (Supplente)
GIULIANI ALBERTO (Supplente)
PASCULLI LORENZO (Supplente)
PROVOLO DEBORA (Supplente)
REBECCA MARCO (Supplente)
1 A.A. 2014/15 sede di Treviso 01/10/2014 20/10/2014 RIONDATO SILVIO (Presidente)
ALAGNA ROCCO (Membro Effettivo)
BORSARI RICCARDO (Membro Effettivo)
BELTRAME ANNAMARIA (Supplente)
CANDIOTTO CHIARA (Supplente)
GALLI ELISABETTA (Supplente)
PASCULLI LORENZO (Supplente)
PROVOLO DEBORA (Supplente)
REBECCA MARCO (Supplente)
SULLO ARTURO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students are required to have passed the exam of "Diritto penale 1"
Students are required to have basic knowledge of the fundamentals of criminal law and constitutional law.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at providing students with a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the international, supranational and European legal response to transnational crime that is founded upon, extends and enhances the knowledge acquired during the previous years of studies within the relevant fields (such as criminal law). The course should also encourage students to integrate legal knowledge in the relevant fields with knowledge of related disciplines in a multi-disciplinary and co-disciplinary perspective.
The course also aims at providing students with the ability to apply such a knowledge and understanding, together with their problem-solving abilities, to supranational case law.
More particularly, also in the light of the so-called «Dublin descriptors», the course aims at providing students with the following abilities:
- have critical awareness of knowledge issues in the field of the European and transnational legal fight against crime;
- integrate knowledge from new or inter-disciplinary fields (such as international law, European law, constitutional law, sociology or criminology) to create a research-based diagnosis to problems;
- make judgements with incomplete or limited information, as they will be examining court decisions without having previous knowledge or information on the specific case and the issues involved;
- review strategic performance of team (especially for those involved in the moot court experience);
- demonstrate autonomy in the direction of learning, as they will be given with the opportunity to choose some material of study and some cases to deal with autonomously (especially in the moot court experience: see below), according to their own preferences, albeit always advised by the teacher;
- communicate project outcomes, methods and underpinning rationale to the teacher and their colleagues clearly and unambiguously at the final oral exam and at the moot court experience;
- scrutinise and reflect on social and legal norms and relationships, as well as on social and ethical responsibilities, involved in the prevention and repression of global crime.
Examination methods: The exam consists in an oral interview on two topics covered during the course. One topic will be chosen by the candidate, the other one by the Commission.
As an alternative, students who have constantly attended the classes are encouraged to participate to moot courts (simulations of proceedings before the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights) which will be organised and supervised by the teacher during the classes. The participation at the moot court experience will be evaluated as part of the exam and, as a further benefit, at the oral interview students who took part to moot courts will be examined on one topic only (different from the topics related to the case pleaded in the simulation).
There will be six regular exam sessions each academic year (two for the autumn term, two for the winter term, two for the summer term), plus possible extraordinary sessions.
Assessment criteria: In order to pass the final exam students will have to demonstrate:
- an adequate level of knowledge of the subject;
- an adequate ability to apply principles and norms to concrete cases;
- an adequate ability to communicate their knowledge.
Course unit contents: 1. Definition of global, international and transnational crime.
2. Characters and forms of transnational crime.
2.1. The most relevant transnational criminal offences (organised crime, terrorism, corruption, trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants, illicit manufacturing and trafficking in firearms, sexual exploitation and abuse of children, etc.).
3. International and supranational sources of law on the prevention and repression of transnational crime (namely, the Conventions of the United Nations and the Council of Europe, the UN Security Council Resolutions and the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights).
4. Sources and competences of the European Union in the fight against transnational crime (namely, the Treaty of Lisbon, primary and secondary sources of EU law and the decisions of the European Court of Justice).
5. Harmonisation and cooperation in criminal matters and the role of national jurisdictions in the fight against transnational crimes.
6. Measures and sanctions.
6.1. Preventive measures.
6.2. Criminalisation and punishment.
6.3. Other sanctions.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Students attending classes will be actively involved in the discussion of cases and materials delivered during the course.
The learning process will take place in a circular way: from the abstract level (norms and theories) to the concrete one (case law) and vice versa. On the one hand, students will be provided with the theoretical instruments needed to understand and critically analyse concrete cases. On the other hand, such cases will be often used during the classes to illustrate the rationale, the meaning and the application of norms and principles.
The constant and active participation to classes will provide students with the preparation required to pass the final exam.
Moreover, during the course, students attending classes will have the opportunity to take part (voluntarily) to oral simulations of proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice based on real criminal cases (moot court). The moot court will be directed, organised and supervised by the teacher, who will help the students to prepare their cases as real attorneys (no written papers will be required). The participation to moot courts is highly recommended. The results of the moot court will be evaluated as part of the final examination and the oral interview of the participants will be reduced to one topic only (different from those covered by the simulation).
Students who won’t be able to attend the course and still want to take the exam are invited to prepare the course by reading all the materials and cases delivered during the course and by studying additional materials (book chapters indicated below). They are also encouraged to talk with the teacher for further clarifications and for the personalisation of the study materials.
Classes and exams will be delivered in English language. The teacher will be at full disposal of students to help them with any issue related with the subject or the proper use of legal English language.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Students attending classes:
- notes and materials from the course.

Students not attending classes:
- materials from the course;
- N. BOISTER, “An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law”, Oxford, Oxford University Press 2012 (limited to pages 3-26; 125-130; 135-175; 186-213; 235-278);
- V. MITSILEGAS, “EU Criminal Law”, Oxford, Hart 2009 (limited to pages 1-158 and 281-325)

However, in general, students who cannot attend classes and still want to take the exam are invited to contact the teacher for further indications and for the personalisation of the study materials.

For further (optional) readings and support, all students may refer to:
- A. BERNARDI, “L’europeizzazione del diritto e della scienza penale”, Torino, Giappichelli 2004
- M. DELMAS-MARTY, “Global law: A Triple Challenge”, Ardsley (NY), Transnational Publishers 2003
- M. FLETCHER, R. LOOF, W.C. GILMORE, “EU Criminal Law and Justice”, Cheltenham, Elgar, 2008
- G. GRASSO, R. SICURELLA (a cura di), “Lezioni di diritto penale europeo”, Milano, Giuffrè 2007
- T. OBOKATA, “Transnational Organised Crime in International Law”, Oxford, Hart 2010
- L. PASCULLI, “Le misure di prevenzione del terrorismo e dei traffici criminosi internazionali”, Padova, Padova University Press 2012 (especially pages 15-24, 76-97, 178-268)
- S. RIONDATO, “Competenza penale della Comunità Europea”, Padova, Cedam 1996 (especially pages 1-38, 69-116 and 132-143).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • N. BOISTER, An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Limited to pages 3-26; 125-130; 135-175; 186-213; 235-278 Cerca nel catalogo
  • V. MITSILEGAS, EU Criminal Law. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2009. Limited to pages 1-110; 281-325 Cerca nel catalogo