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1)Andrè Klip, European Criminal Law, 4th ed, ed. Intersentia, 2021

Book description: This fourth edition explains European criminal law as a multi-level field of law, in which the EU has a normative influence on all criminal proceedings, but also on aspects of substantive criminal law and on the co-operation between Member States. It analyses the contours of the emerging criminal justice system of the EU and presents a coherent picture of the legislation enacted, the case law on EU level and its influence on the national criminal justice systems.


2)Andrè Klip, ed.others, Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals, ed. Intersentia, several years.

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3)Herke Csongor, Hungarian Criminal Procedure Law, Pècs, 2021. (in Hungarian language. It is also published in English, Italian and Spanish language, ISBN: 9788417979744)

Book description:This publication is, without a doubt, a magnificent tool for study, work, knowledge and approach to the criminal process in Hungary, which can be very useful from the point of view of the study of public law for both teachers and researchers as well as students; while serving as an example of the new procedural trends in the legal systems of Eastern European countries, largely unknown and generally forgotten until the present publication. The present work consists of an exposition of the Law XC of 2017 on criminal procedures (Code of Criminal Procedure, CPP) in Hungary, which replaces the Law XIX of 1998 (old CPP), which was a continuation of the criminal procedure laws. Socialists. The new Hungarian CPP is structured in nine parts: the first eight, relating to general provisions, rules of the court and the parties, evidence, data acquisition and coercive measures. The novelty is presented in the ninth part in relation to the so-called rules of the preparatory procedure, the investigation and the rules of the judicial procedure: the procedure before the accusation, the pre-trial hearing, the judicial procedure in the various instances, the appeal and special procedures.

4)Krzysztof Wiak, The penal code. Comment, Series: Beck’s Big Comments, C.H. Beck, 2021, ISBN: 978-83-8158-105-9, Poland (in Polish language)

Book description:The commentary includes explanations to the entirety of the provisions contained in the general, specific and military parts, as well as in the Provisions introducing the Penal Code. Legal status: January 1, 2021. It therefore provides a complete overview of all issues related to: principles of criminal liability, the concept of a crime, the system of penal measures used, the validity of the Penal Code in the territory of Poland and the European Union, the catalog of prohibited acts listed in the specific part. The provisions of the military section were also analyzed, presenting considerations on both the principles of criminal liability of soldiers and the specific catalog of crimes provided for them. The edition of the 7th Commentary takes into account the latest legal status, thoroughly analyzing all amendments introduced to the Penal Code since the publication of the previous edition, including: the Act of August 14, 2020, which eliminates the driver's obligation to return the driving license to the authority in the event of a court ruling to prohibit driving; the amendment entered into force on 5 December 2020; the Act of 19/06/2020 (the so-called shield 4.0), which changes, inter alia, provisions on aggregate punishment or impudent theft, the amendment entered into force on June 24, 2920; the Act of May 14, 2020, which extends the penalisation of exploitation; the amendment entered into force on May 30, 2020; the Act of March 31, 2020, which modified the structure of the birthmarks and the sanctions provided for in Art. 161 (exposure to infection); the amendment entered into force on March 31, 2020; the Act of October 16, 2019, which concerns the penalization of illegal or circumventing adoptions of children; the amendment entered into force on November 20, 2019; the Act of 15/03/2019, which introduces penalties for interference with the correct indications of car meters; the amendment entered into force on May 25, 2019. The Commentary cites the latest judgments of the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, the Tribunal and the European Court of Human Rights, which makes it possible to read not only the latest legal status and interpretation presented in the literature on the subject, but also current jurisprudence. This commentary is an indispensable help for criminal law practitioners, including judicial authorities: judges, prosecutors, court referendaries, defense lawyers as well as parties and other participants in criminal proceedings. The single-volume edition at an attractive price is also a great work tool and a source of knowledge for applicants and law students.

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5)Krzysztof Wiak, The criminal law, Series: Beck’s Big Comments, C.H. Beck, 2020, ISBN: 978-83-8198-939-8, Poland (in Polish language)

Book description: The Criminal Law script contains the most relevant information in the field of criminal law. The issues discussed concern, among others: -concepts of criminal law, -sources of criminal law, -the definition and structure of the crime, -counters, -gradual and phenomenal forms of crime, -confluence of crimes and regulations, -penal measures, -types of crime. The 7th edition discusses the latest changes to the criminal law in connection with the outbreak of COVID-19 and the criminality of illegal adoption, as well as updating the literature on the subject.

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