European Journal of Law Reform

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Memorandum on a European Model Penal Code

Authors Ulrich Sieber
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114766 Ulrich Sieber
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Sieber, Head of the Chair for Criminal Law, Criminal Procedural Law, Information Law and Legal Informatics, Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies, University of Wuerzburg, Domerschulstraße 16, D-97070 Wuerzburg, Phone: + 49-931-312304, Fax: +49-931-312797, e-mail: sieber.office@jura.uni-wuerzburg.de, www.jura.uni-wuerzburg.de/lst/sieber. The following article is based on the ‘Memorandum for the Council of Europe on a European Model Penal Code’ which the author prepared for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in 1996. The Memorandum analyses the future European policy in criminal matters and advocates the creation of a European Model Penal Code designed to improve legislation in criminal matters while leaving room for the flexibility needed, as different European legal regimes converge.

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