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Case Law C-634/18 (11/06/2020)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 06/11/2020

Subject: According to the Court, Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA laying down minimum provisions on the constituent elements of criminal acts and penalties in the field of illicit drug trafficking, and Articles 20, 21 and 49 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union do not preclude a Member State from classifying as a criminal offence the possession of a significant quantity of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances both for personal consumption and for the purposes of illicit drug trafficking, while leaving the interpretation of the concept of ‘significant quantity of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances’ to the discretion of the national courts, on a case-by-case basis, provided that that interpretation is reasonably foreseeable

Parties: Prokuratura Rejonowa w Słupsku

Classification: Equality - Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Justice - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty)

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