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Ne bis in Idem - the Charter and ECHR, Possible affects of the latest interpretation by the ECJ of the Ne Bis in Idem principle in the Haparanda Case.

Eriksson, Veronica LU (2013) JURM02 20131
Department of Law
Abstract
Ne bis in idem is an evolving and current topic of EU law where recent case law has affected its application. The Swedish tax system contains administrative proceedings that can result in fines that can thereafter be followed (or initiated) with a criminal offence proceeding. The ECtHR revised its view on the Ne bis in Idem in Zolothukin v Russia and concluded that the Identity of the facts was decisive for if two proceedings concerned the same- Idem.
The Swedish Supreme courts weighed this new practice and acknowledged it when they delivered verdict in NJA 2010 s 168 I & II but they made the assessment that they needed “klart stöd” (clear support) from the ECHR or the ECtHR case law to be able to reject the system of dual proceedings... (More)
Ne bis in idem is an evolving and current topic of EU law where recent case law has affected its application. The Swedish tax system contains administrative proceedings that can result in fines that can thereafter be followed (or initiated) with a criminal offence proceeding. The ECtHR revised its view on the Ne bis in Idem in Zolothukin v Russia and concluded that the Identity of the facts was decisive for if two proceedings concerned the same- Idem.
The Swedish Supreme courts weighed this new practice and acknowledged it when they delivered verdict in NJA 2010 s 168 I & II but they made the assessment that they needed “klart stöd” (clear support) from the ECHR or the ECtHR case law to be able to reject the system of dual proceedings within Swedish tax laws. This decision was both criticized and debated.
The principle of Ne bis in Idem received a broader base for interpretation with the recent judgment from ECJ in the case of Åkerberg Fransson C-617/10, the so called Haparanda Case, in the area of administratively imposed fines. It discusses both the nature of the proceedings, the offence and the “klart stöd” doctrine. The findings by the ECJ are likely to affect both Swedish tax laws as well as other areas of dual proceedings and administratively imposed fines within the European Union. (Less)
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author
Eriksson, Veronica LU
supervisor
organization
course
JURM02 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Ne bis in Idem, EU law, Haparanda Case, 617/10, swedish tax laws, klart stöd, administralively imposed fines, double jeopardy
language
English
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3958884
date added to LUP
2013-08-19 12:35:40
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2013-08-19 12:35:40
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The Swedish Supreme courts weighed this new practice and acknowledged it when they delivered verdict in NJA 2010 s 168 I & II but they made the assessment that they needed “klart stöd” (clear support) from the ECHR or the ECtHR case law to be able to reject the system of dual proceedings within Swedish tax laws. This decision was both criticized and debated.
The principle of Ne bis in Idem received a broader base for interpretation with the recent judgment from ECJ in the case of Åkerberg Fransson C-617/10, the so called Haparanda Case, in the area of administratively imposed fines. It discusses both the nature of the proceedings, the offence and the “klart stöd” doctrine. The findings by the ECJ are likely to affect both Swedish tax laws as well as other areas of dual proceedings and administratively imposed fines within the European Union.},
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  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ne bis in Idem - the Charter and ECHR, Possible affects of the latest interpretation by the ECJ of the Ne Bis in Idem principle in the Haparanda Case.},
  year         = {2013},
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