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Berlusconi and others

The authorities of a Member State may not, in criminal proceedings relating to false accounting, rely on a directive as such against an accused person. A directive cannot – by itself and independently of national legislation adopted by a member state for purposes of its application – have the effect of determining or increasing the criminal liability of an accused person. 
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The principle ne bis in idem, enshrined in Article 54 of the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement, does not fall to be applied to a decision of the judicial authorities of one...
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Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and Kurdistan National Congress (KNK)

The CFI rejects the claims brought by the PKK and the KNK.  Appeal Case before the Court of Justice C-229/05 P
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Gözütok and Brügge

The Court of Justice gives its first ruling on the interpretation of the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement. A person may not be prosecuted in one Member State for the same facts...
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