Eurojust Note on New Freezing and Confiscation Regulation
On 8 December 2002, Eurojust published a Note on Regulation (EU) 2018/1805 on the mutual recognition of freezing orders and confiscation orders. It applies since 19 December 2020 and replaces Framework Decisions 2003/577/JHA on freezing property and evidence and 2006/783/JHA on confiscation orders (→ eucrim 4/2018, 201-202). The Note provides background information on the EU’s new legal instrument for judicial cooperation in the field of asset recovery. It explains the key elements of the framework, such as its scope and content, time limits, grounds for refusal, and the introduction of new victims’ rights.