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Council Decision 2003/170/JHA of 27 February 2003 on the common use of liaison officers posted abroad by the law enforcement agencies of the Member States

The purpose of this Decision is to create a common framework for liaison officers seconded from the Member States with the aim of improving cooperation in preventing and combating all forms of international crime. On the basis of the experience gained as a result of Joint Action 96/602/JHA and in the light of the provisions of the Treaty of Amsterdam, the purpose of the Decision is to...
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Council Decision of 28 November 2002 setting up a European Network for the Protection of Public Figures

The protection of visiting public figures is the responsibility of the host European Union (EU) country. Following a Council recommendation of 6 December 2001 setting a common scale for...
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Council framework Decision 2002/946/JHA of 28 November 2002 on the strengthening of the penal framework to prevent the facilitation of unauthorised entry, transit and residence

Common action between European Union (EU) countries in the fields of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters is necessary for the creation of an area of freedom, security and justice....
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Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between Member States

The first instrument implementing the principle of mutual recognition replaced the extradition system among the Member States of the EU. Judicial authorities are thus required to recognise and...
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Council Framework Decision 2002/465/JHA of 13 June 2002 on joint investigation teams

The Member States meeting in Tampere in 1999 called for joint investigation teams to be set up without delay with a view to combating trafficking in drugs and human beings, as well as...
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Council Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA of 13 June 2002 on combating terrorism as amended by Council Framework Decision 2008/919/JHA of 28 November 2008 (Consolidated version)

This framework decision as amended requires EU countries to align their legislation and introduce minimum penalties regarding terrorist offences. The decisions define terrorist offences, as well...
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Council Decision 2002/494/JHA of 13 June 2002 setting up a European network of contact points in respect of persons responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes

The purpose of this decision is to establish a network of European Union (EU) countries’ contact points with a view to improving cooperation in combating genocide, crimes against humanity and war...
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