|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 151|
Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 amending Council Framework Decision 2009/315/JHA on the organisation and content of the exchange of information extracted from criminal records between Member States.
The European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS) is an electronic system for exchanging information on previous convictions handed down against a specific person by criminal courts in the European Union for the purposes of criminal proceedings against a person and, if so permitted by national law, for other purposes. Previously, although it was possible to exchange information on convictions concerning third country nationals and stateless persons (TCN) through ECRIS, there was no mechanism in place to do so efficiently.
This Directive builds on the European Commission's priority of combating cross-border crime and terrorism as a common European responsibility in an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, one of the initiatives of the European Agenda on Security. It aims to ensure that ECRIS covers both EU nationals and TCN criminal record information.
The Directive was proposed on 19 January 2016 by the European Commission. The Council of the European Union adopted its stance on the proposal on 8 December 2017.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Police | Judicial Cooperation|
|Keywords||European Criminal Records Information System [ECRIS]
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|