Unity of intent when sentencing: the European dimension of ne bis in idem and proportionality

01 January 2018 → 12 December 2023
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Comparative law
    • Criminal law
    • European law
    • Human rights law
Unity of intent Ne bis in idem Proportionality Equality principle Privilege against Self-Incrimination Comparative legal research Council of Europe European Union
Project description

“Unity of intent” between different criminal acts impacts upon sentencing in that it will lead to a more lenient penalty. This lineancy seizes to exist in a European/EU context. Based upon a European/EU and comparative law analysis, the current situation will be analysed in light of the ne bis in idem and
proportionality principle.