Find EU Case Law

Hans Åkerberg Fransson

The Court explains the field of application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and interprets the principle preventing a person from being punished twice.

That principle does not preclude a Member State from imposing successively, for the same acts of tax evasion, a tax penalty and a criminal penalty where the tax penalty is not criminal in nature.

Case Number C-617/10

Name of the parties Åklagaren v Hans Åkerberg Fransson

Date of the judgement 2013-02-26

Court Court of Justice (ECJ)


Uploads Fransson - Judgment and Fransson - Opinion AG