Police and Judicial Co-operation in Criminal Matters

Treaty of Amsterdam (Photo: EU Commission)

Police and Judicial Co-operation in Criminal Matters 

The Lisbon Treaty has a big chapter on Home and Justice Affairs including police cooperation. The title is called an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. It is a shared competence - EU law therefore suppress member states' existing legislation and right to legislate in this area.

Was first introduced at the supra-national level under the Treaty of Amsterdam and is now an area in which qualified majority voting can be used, in accordance with the provisions.

See Justice and Home affairs



European Commisison: Freedom, security and justice http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/doc_centre/police/doc_police_intro_en.htm