Personal Participation in Criminal Proceedings

A Comparative Study of Participatory Safeguards and in absentia Trials in Europe

  • Serena Quattrocolo
  • Stefano Ruggeri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction to the Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Serena Quattrocolo, Stefano Ruggeri
      Pages 3-9
  3. Personal Participation in Court Proceedings and In Absentia Trials in Domestic and Transnational Criminal Justice. The Perspective of National and Comparative Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Felix Golser
      Pages 13-27
    3. Aneta Petrova
      Pages 29-63
    4. Kate Leader
      Pages 65-92
    5. Barbara Drevet
      Pages 93-121
    6. Benjamin Vogel
      Pages 123-164
    7. Emmanouil Billis, Panagiotis Gkaniatsos
      Pages 165-197
    8. Anett Erzsébet Gácsi, Krisztina Karsai, Zsolt Szomora
      Pages 199-227
    9. Annalisa Mangiaracina
      Pages 229-277
    10. Valentina Covolo
      Pages 279-304
    11. Vânia Costa Ramos, Bárbara Churro
      Pages 305-360
    12. Flaviu Ciopec, Magdalena Roibu
      Pages 361-419
    13. María Luisa Villamarín López
      Pages 421-445
  4. Personal Participation in Court Proceedings and In Absentia Trials in Comparative Criminal and Civil Justice

  5. A Critical Assessment of In Absentia Trials. The Viewpoint of Constitutional and Substantive Criminal Law

  6. Participatory Safeguards and In Absentia Proceedings in International Human Rights Law and EU Law

  7. Models for Solution in Human Rights Law and Guidelines for a Participatory Approach to Criminal Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 669-669
    2. Serena Quattrocolo, Stefano Ruggeri
      Pages 743-752

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive analysis of personal participation in criminal proceedings and in absentia trials. Going beyond the accused-centred perspective of default proceedings, it not only examines the consequences of absence in various types of criminal proceedings, but also the fair trial safeguards allowing personal contributions during trials, as well as in pre-trial inquiries, higher instances and transborder procedures. By pursuing an interdisciplinary approach and employing comparative-law methodologies, the book presents a cross-section of twelve European criminal justice systems with regard to the requirements set forth by constitutional, international and EU law.   


Personal participation Criminal proceedings Europe in absentia trials Comparative criminal law

Editors and affiliations

  • Serena Quattrocolo
    • 1
  • Stefano Ruggeri
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Law, and Political, Economic and Social SciencesUniversity of Piemonte OrientaleAlessandriaItaly
  2. 2.Law DepartmentUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

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