Communication: new case No. 0147 of 2022

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62022CN0147
LANGUAGE
English
COURT
Court of Justice of the European Union
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NO
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DOCUMENT TYPE
Communication: new case

Judgment



30.5.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 213/27


Request for a preliminary ruling from the Fővárosi Törvényszék (Hungary) lodged on 1 March 2022 — Criminal proceedings against Accused Person 5

(Case C-147/22)

(2022/C 213/37)

Language of the case: Hungarian

Referring court

Fővárosi Törvényszék

Parties to the main proceedings

Accused Person 5

Questions referred

1.

Does the ne bis in idem principle, laid down in Article 50 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union [(‘the Charter’)] and in Article 54 of the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement [(‘CISA’)], preclude the pursuit of criminal proceedings instituted in one Member State against the same person and for the same acts as formed the subject of criminal proceedings instituted in another Member State which have already been finally terminated by a decision of the public prosecutor ordering the discontinuance of the pre-trial investigation?

2.

Is the fact that, even though the decision of the public prosecutor ordering the discontinuance of the criminal proceedings (pre-trial investigation) in one Member State leaves open the possibility for the pre-trial investigation to be re-opened up until such time as prosecution of the criminal offence becomes time-barred, the public prosecutor’s office did not consider there to be grounds for reopening the aforementioned pre-trial investigation of its own motion, compatible with the ne bis in idem principle laid down in Article 50 of the [Charter] and in Article 54 of the [CISA], and does that fact permanently preclude the institution of new criminal proceedings in [another] Member State against the same person and for the same acts?

3.

Is a pre-trial investigation discontinued in respect of an accused person who was not questioned in his capacity as a person under judicial investigation in connection with a criminal offence relating to the co-accused persons, but in respect of whom measures of investigation were carried out in his capacity as an accused person, and in relation to whom the discontinuance of the pre-trial investigation was based on investigative information provided following a request for legal cooperation, as well as on the provision of bank account information and on the questioning of the co-accused persons in their capacity as persons under judicial investigation, compatible with the ne bis in idem principle laid down in Article 50 of the [Charter] and in Article 54 of the [CISA], and can such a pre-trial investigation be regarded as being sufficiently thorough and exhaustive?



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