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Directive 2013/40/EU of 12 August 2013 on attacks against information systems and replacing Council Framework Decision 2005/222/JHA

The EU cybercrime directive aims to approximate the criminal law of the member states in the area of attacks against information systems by establishing minimum rules concerning the definition of criminal offences and the relevant sanctions and to improve cooperation between competent authorities, including the police and other specialised law enforcement services of the member states, as well...
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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust)

On 17 July 2013, the European Commission submitted a proposal for a Regulation on Eurojust (COM(2013) 535 final). This proposal seeks to replace the consolidated version of Council Decision...
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Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA

The Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime ensures that persons who have fallen victim of crime are recognised, treated with...
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Directive 2012/29/EU of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA

This Directive aims at approximating national legislation and practices on protection of victims, in particular during criminal proceedings. It replaces Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA of 15 March...
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Directive 2012/13/EU of 22 May 2012 on the right to information in criminal proceedings

The proposal for this Directive was submitted by the Commission on 20 July 2010. It is the second measure implementing the roadmap on procedural rights. This Directive establishes that Member...
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Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the use and transfer of passenger name records to the United States Department of Homeland Security

The EU and the US signed a first PNR agreement in 2004 which had to be terminated following a decision by the ECJ (lack of legal basis). A provisional agreement was signed in 2006, later replaced...
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Directive 2011/92/EU of 13 December 2011 on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA

This Directive harmonises throughout the European Union criminal offences relating to sexual abuse committed against children, the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. It also...
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