Gert Vermeulen

Gert Vermeulen
Ghent University | UGhent · Department of Penal Law and Criminology

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After release in early 2009 of an initial set of two volumes in the GofS Research Paper Series, the editorial board is proud to issue a set of two more volumes, compris�ing papers (again all reviewed by international peers, the list of which is set out in the appendix) clustered around two well-profiled research axes. Volume 3 provides new empir...
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The new Belgian criminal law on sexual offences has shifted away from moral order, in favour of the concept of self-determination regarding sexual integrity. The concomitant decision to introduce a single affirmative consent definition in respect to several punishable sexual acts, irrespective of whether they involve penetration, in which consent m...
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De aandacht voor seksueel grensoverschrijdend gedrag, geweld en misbruik en voor de beleidsmatige reactie daarop is groter dan ooit. Het is geen toeval dat in 2022 het Belgisch seksueel strafrecht werd hervormd en de EU een nieuw wetgevingsvoorstel ter bestrijding van (seksueel) gendergeweld lanceerde. Tegen die achtergrond is het van belang de nie...
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Until the end of the 1990s, EU integration in the area of criminal law centred primarily around the regional deepening of traditional judicial cooperation in criminal matters and the development of law enforcement cooperation (including the setting up of Europol as a support agency). By the end of the 1990s respectively 2000s, the EU also gained (l...
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The activities and tasks of the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN), established in 2001, have significantly expanded over the past two decades. In view of the further implementation of its multiannual strategy, the EUCPN has commissioned a study into its current and future strategic market position, conducted with the financial support of th...
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This volume comprises the relevant legal instruments and principal policy documents in the area of international and European asylum and migration, including the latest versions of pending legislative proposals. The range of issues covered is comprehensive: human rights; nationality and statelessness; equal treatment, non-discrimination, racism an...
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Cambridge Core - Private International Law - Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Relations as a Challenge for Democracy - edited by Dan Jerker B. Svantesson
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Rhetoric often claims that the European Union (EU), in issues related to Justice and Home Affairs, has to be united in its diversity. As such, the asylum and judicial systems of the Member States are initially perceived as equally good. By applying the cosmopolitan theory on two fields of interstate cooperation, asylum and judicial cooperation in c...
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In a time of enhanced international travel and migration, cross-border mobility has become a reality. Within the European Union (EU), the free movement of its citizens is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Treaties and evidenced by the abolition of internal borders. As a result, millions of citizens have the advantage of fast-track mobility and...
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Using the new legal basis provided by the Lisbon Treaty, the Council of the European Union has endorsed the 2009 Procedural Roadmap for strengthening the procedural rights of suspected or accused persons in criminal proceedings. This Roadmap has so far resulted in six measures from which specific procedural minimum standards have been and will be a...
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Although migrants who sell sex often go through a range of situations which might be considered exploitative, such situations are not always linked with trafficking. Most of the problems seem to be a result of three overlapping issues: problems which result from prostitution’s status as a forbidden or at best a grudgingly tolerated (yet still repre...
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The distinction between voluntary and coerced labor has never been more blurred than today, with the supply of willing workers that find themselves in a grey zone between the choice for certain work and the borderline-coercive reliance on malafide employers, traffickers or the like. Policy makers are desperately seeking new ways to eradicate traffi...
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Historically, little attention was paid to the execution of sentences passed at the level of international courts and tribunals. Capital punishment was still used, and custodial sanctions were imposed in the relevant states. It was not until the 1990s, with the creation of the ad hoc tribunals, that the execution of sentences also became a task for...
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The article reflects upon the potential of criminal law in protecting the environment. For that purpose, the author understands there are two challenges. Firstly, there is a lack of common understanding of the concepts related to the subject, such as no clear definition of what constitutes environment. Secondly, several issues also arise from the d...
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This report reflects the outcome of the study on possible ways to enhance efficiency in the exchange of police records between the Member States by setting up a European Police Records Index System (EPRIS). Its main objective was to investigate the need and possible approaches, in particular the establishment of a European Police Records Index Syst...
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International cooperation in criminal matters in the European Union has grown exponentially over the past few decades. Importantly, there is a wide variety of authorities involved therein, rendering the traditional distinction between police and judicial cooperation outdated. Furthermore, its rapid growth exposed this policy field to inconsistencie...
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After no less than five entirely double blind peer reviewed volumes in the GofS Research Paper Series have been released in 2009, 2010 and 2011 the editorial board is proud to issue again a set of two more volumes comprising original and new research papers that have been proofed by international peers Volume 6, providing new empirical data, theor...
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Longtemps attendue, la décision Europol (2009) remplace la convention Europol (1995) et transforme l'Office de police européen, qui était une organisation intergouvernementale, en une agence de l'Union Européenne (UE). Cette contribution fait une analyse critique des innovations que cette décision apporte (« quoi de neuf? »), ainsi que des choix op...
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A critical observer would not deny that the practice of European Union (‘EU’) policy making in the field of criminal law in the past decade since the implementation of the Tampere Programme has been mainly repressive and prosecution-oriented. ¹ The idea of introducing a set of common (minimum) rules, guaranteeing the rights of defence at a EU-wide...
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The long-awaited Council Decision of 6 April 2009 establishing the European Police Office (Europol) replaces the Europol Convention and transforms Europol from an intergovernmental organisation into an EU agency. This article contains a critical exploration of the new provisions of the Europol Council Decision. The authors take stock of the novelti...
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In order to develop an effective criminal justice response, it is crucial to truly understand the phenomena at hand. The analysis of the two phenomena singled out for this contribution – namely trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants – will be focussed at trying to understand the nature and extent of the involvement of organised criminal g...
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This article offers a thorough analysis of the legal basis of Europol over the years of its existence. Three eras are distinguished: the pre-Convention era, the Convention era and the post-Convention era. The succession of legal instruments represents choices embodying the development of Europol. The choices made are analysed and evaluated using fo...
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The European Police Office (Europol) is the European Union (EU) law enforcement organisation that handles criminal intelligence. Its aim is to improve the effectiveness and cooperation between the competent authorities in the Member States in preven-ting and combating serious forms of international crime. Europol was not established to deal with lo...
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The adoption of Mutual Recognition as the cornerstone of judicial co-operation in both criminal and civil matters within the European Union has resulted in an extension of the EU acquis via a range of legal instruments designed to give effect to the 'area of freedom, security and justice' as envisaged by the Treaty of Amsterdam. Two of these instru...
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Recent European Union policy discussions have again highlighted the urgent need for consistent recording and analysis of data relating to trafficking in human beings. This article highlights how the MONTRASEC model for monitoring trafficking in human beings, sexually exploited and missing children can address these long standing concerns. The proce...

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The general aim of this project is to gain insight in the current (and determine the future) strategic market position of the European Crime Prevention Network by disseminating an online questionnaire towards (potential) target groups in EU Member States and conducting expert interviews with the National Representatives and Substitutes of the Network.