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Case Law C-297/07 (11/12/2008)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Communities' Court of Justice

Date: 12/11/2008

Subject: The Court ruled that prohibition on being tried twice for the same acts also applies to a conviction which could never have been directly enforced. This interpretation intends to ensure that no one is prosecuted for the same acts in several Member States on account of his having exercised his right to freedom of movement.

Parties: Staatsanwaltschaft Regensburg c/ Klaus Bourquain

Classification: Justice - Art. 50 Right not to be tried or punished twice in criminal proceedings for the same criminal offence

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