Mr. Koen Bovend'Eerdt
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All publications
  2018 - Book parts / chapters
Bovend'Eerdt, K.H.P. (2018). The Netherlands. In Michele Simonato, Michiel Luchtman & John Vervaele (Eds.), Exchange of information with EU and national enforcement authorities - Improving OLAF legislative framework through a comparison with other EU authorities (ECN/ESMA/ECB) (pp. 123-152) (30 p.). Utrecht: Utrecht Universiry.
  2018 - Websites / portals
Bovend'Eerdt, K.H.P. (28.06.2018). The Applicable Law in OLAF’s On-The-Spot Inspections.
  2017 - Articles
Bovend'Eerdt, K.H.P. (2017). Fundamentele rechten in het gedrang bij directe handhaving door EU-handhavingsautoriteiten. Strafblad, 2017 (6), (pp. 463-468).
Bovend'Eerdt, K.H.P. (2017). Learning Lessons - Reflecting on Regulation 883/2013 through Comparative Analysis. Eucrim (4), (pp. 188-192) (5 p.).
  2017 - Websites / portals
  2017 - Workshop, seminar, course
Bovend'Eerdt, K.H.P. (03.03.2017) Participant Hercule III - Exchange of information between OLAF and other enforcement authorities Utrecht (03.03.2017)
Bovend'Eerdt, K.H.P. (09.11.2017) Participant Hercule III - Exchange of information between OLAF and other enforcement authorities: Progress meeting (09.11.2017)
  2017 - Invited talk
Bovend'Eerdt, K.H.P. (24.11.2017) Invited speaker ius commune conference 2017 Utrecht (23.11.2017 - 24.11.2017) Delegation of Enforcement Tasks – the case of OLAF
Bovend'Eerdt, K.H.P. (17.11.2017) Invited speaker ECLAN PhD Seminar Basel (16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017) Protection of Fundamental Rights in Direct Enforcement by European Law Enforcement Authorities
  2016 - Articles
Bovend'Eerdt, K.H.P. (29.09.2016). The Joined Cases Aranyosi and Căldăraru: A New Limit to the Mutual Trust Presumption in the Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice?. Utrecht Journal of International and European Law, 32 (83), (pp. 112-121) (10 p.).
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The rise of EU law enforcement authorities - Protecting fundamental rights and liberties in a transnational law enforcement area
20.11.2015 to 20.11.2021
General project description 

EU authorities are increasingly performing law enforcement tasks. The European Central Bank and the European Securities and Markets Authority can for instance impose administrative fines on companies (banks; credit rating agencies) or refer cases to national authorities for prosecution. OLAF and Eurojust have coordinating and investigative tasks in the area of the investigation and prosecution of fraud against the financial interests of the EU.

The powers of these authorities are still largely defined by the national laws of individual EU member States. The legal frameworks for the authorities are decentralized and integrated into the national legal orders. As differences between national regimes exist, conflicts of law, deliberate circumvention of safeguards (forum shopping) or races to the bottom may lead to arbitrary interferences with fundamental rights of individuals. This is precisely what fundamental rights aim to prevent within the nation-state. Yet in a transnational context, the content and scope of these rights are ill-defined. While the existing legal frameworks substantially increase the degree of discretion for State or EU authorities, they simultaneously decrease legal certainty as to the applicable fundamental rights in criminal proceedings.

Michiel Luchtman and two PhD students perform a legal comparative analysis of how fundamental rights are integrated into the legal frameworks for ECB/ESMA, respectively OLAF/Eurojust. The team will determine how these authorities deal with the discretion that these frameworks leave them. The project is funded by NWO under the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme.

Role Researcher Funding
NWO grant
Project members UU

Completed projects

Exchange of information with EU and national enforcement authorities: Improving OLAF's legislative framework through a comparison with other EU authorities 02.01.2017 to 28.02.2018
General project description

The project aims to analyse the OLAF’s legislative framework for the exchange of information in the pre-investigative and investigative phase; to identify legal obstacles to realise OLAF’s mandate; and to elaborate possible solutions. It makes a comparison with other EU bodies with comparable tasks (European Competition Network/ECN, the European Central Bank/ECB, and the European Securities and Markets Authority/ESMA). By analysing and comparing the interaction between EU law and national law for these authorities in six Member States (the Netherlands, Germany, UK, Italy, Hungary, and Luxembourg), it will answer the question of whether there is a need to recalibrate the OLAF legislative framework, and it will define various models for that purpose.

Role Researcher Funding
EU grant
Project members UU
External project members:
  • prof. Martin Böse - University of Bonn
  • dr. Anne Schneider - University of Bonn
  • prof. Peter Alldridge - Queen Mary - University of London
  • prof. Silvia Allegrezza - University of Luxembourg
  • Prof. Katalin Ligeti - University of Luxembourg
  • Dr Valentina Covolo - University of Luxembourg
  • Dr Andras Csuri - University of Vienna
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